Main Milestones
2015
Addis Ababa Action Agenda
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Paris Agreement
2014
SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway
2013
High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
2012
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, RIO +20: the Future We Want
2010
Five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation: MSI+5
2005
BPOA+10: Mauritius Strategy of Implementation
2002
World Summit on Sustainable (WSSD) Rio+10: Johannesburg Plan of Implementation
1999
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)+5
1997
UNGASS -19: Earth Summit +5
1994
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)
1993
Start of CSD
1992
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: Agenda 21
1987
Our Common Future
1972
United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference)
Creation of UNEP
Resource Efficiency-Economics and Outlook for Asia and the Pacific
UNEP, 2011
by: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

This report, prepared by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and partners including the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, says Asia Pacific's dynamic growth of the past few decades has reduced poverty and increased wealth and per capita incomes.

But that has come at a price that is "exacting a high-current and future-environmental cost. Problems include pollution including greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity loss, deteriorating ecosystems and rapid resource depletion".

Total materials consumed in 2005 alone - including biomass, fossil fuels, metals and industrial and construction materials - amounted to around 32 billion tonnes according to the report: Resource Efficiency-Economics and Outlook for Asia and the Pacific.