ICC contribution for the compilation document – Rio plus 20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (2011)
As a convener of the Business Action for Sustainable Development (BASD) 2012, ICC welcomes this opportunity to submit input to the compilation document for the outcome document for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).
Present in over 120 countries through its global network, ICC – the world business organization – is a representative body that speaks on behalf of enterprises from all sectors in every part of the world. ICC would like to underscore the private sector’s vital role in efforts to promote sustainable development as recognized in Chapter 30 of Agenda 21. In particular, it notes that “increasing prosperity, a major goal of the development process, is contributed primarily by the activities of business and industry”.
In this regard, ICC’s input focuses particularly on the two Rio+20 themes a) green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication and b) institutional framework for sustainable development. It should be read in conjunction with various ICC policy statements and papers’ produced over the past several years.
I. Green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication
II. Institutional framework for sustainable development