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
Green Economy Accord
South Africa, 2011
by: South Africa

The South African Government signed a Green Economy Accord in November 2011 and this document sets out the text of the Accord. It focuses primarily on job creation and the key messages are: opportunity to benefit from new prospects for economic activity from climate change, innovation drawn from technology, research and manufacturing, responsibility of government to create an enabling environment, and partnership of all constituencies and citizens to achieve the goals of the green economy.

The Accord falls short of attempting to define the Green Economy but it does go some way to exploring what will be needed to make the transition. Inclusivity is another focal point: the Accord talks about the green economy providing an entry‐point for broad‐based black economic empowerment, addressing the needs of women and youth entrepreneurs and offering opportunities for enterprises in the social economy.