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
Climate Change and the World Bank Group: The Challenge of Low‐ Carbon Development
World Bank, 2010
by: World Bank Group

The publication presents the results of an evaluation that aimed to seek lessons and recommendations in relation to the low‐carbon development of the World Bank Group’s portfolio in energy, forestry and transport. The evaluation sought to establish how the WBG’s investments in low‐carbon growth opportunities can have the greatest impact, both for development and for greenhouse gas mitigation.

The three key findings emerging from the evaluation are that (1) The WBG can achieve great impact by providing advice and support for favourable policies such as removal of energy subsidies and other biases against renewables and energy efficiency, (2) Act more like a venture capitalist, by supporting the transfer and adaptation to local conditions of existing technologies, policies and financial practices, and (3) By focusing on high‐impact sectors and instruments, such as energy efficiency and forestry interventions. The report is based around financial investments and their importance in the development of low carbon economies. Again, the publication refrains from defining exactly what low‐carbon development is, but offers a multitude of elements that comprise economic development from a low‐carbon perspective.