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 Latin America
UNEP, 2011
by: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

UNEP and the Mercosur Economic Research Network present the report ?Resource Efficiency: Economics and Outlook for Latin America?.

According to the report, the main challenges for an efficient use of resources in Latin America are:

? Public-private cooperation at local, sub-national and national levels.

? Territorial planning and effective implementation of land-use regulations.

? Promotion of regional cooperation strategies in areas such as climate change, environmental impact assessment in the primary sector, and water regulations.

? Information access and availability. Generating and synthesizing reliable information on the use of resources and its economic and environmental implications.

Defining and implementing public policies focused on an efficient use of resources can play a significant role in boosting economic and social development in Latin America. A better efficiency in the use of resources would improve sustainability and competitiveness. It would also help reducing poverty and inequality, in line with the objectives of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development 2012 (Rio+20).