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
Greening the economy: mainstreaming the environment into economic development
UNECE, 2011
by: Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

The term “green economy” can be defined and understood in different ways and within different contexts. In their Green Economy Initiative, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) defines the term within a broad economic, social and
environmental agenda: a green economy is “one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities”. Others, such as the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) define green growth as a policy focus that emphasizes “environmentally sustainable economic progress to foster low-carbon, socially inclusive development.”

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