Request for inputs: International Environmental Governance

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 5. January 2011 - 16:38

In preparation for the 26th Governing Council of the UN Environment Programme (to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 21-25 February 2011), the recently created civil society Advisory Group on International Environmental Governance is working on a background document to be presented to governments. The document will seek to address five key questions:
1. Why should international environmental governance reform be of interest to developing countries? What are the relevant outcomes?
2. Why is incremental reform not enough? Why is fundamental reform of international environmental governance necessary?
3. Why should the world believe in and support the United Nations, when multilateralism is not delivering results?
4. Why strengthen the UN Environment Programme when environment should be everyone’s responsibility and integrated into all other UN programmes and agencies?
5. What are some effective and/or promising models for engaging civil society in the work of the United Nations on the environment?
If you are interested in contributing thoughts or materials on any of these questions, please contact Please indicate clearly which question you are contributing to.
All inputs need to be received by 8 January 2011.
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