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
Policy Options to Foster the Financing and Development of Clean Technologies
UNECE, 2011
by: Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Climate change and the environmental pressures resulting from economic growth imply that the importance of eco-innovation and the need to develop clean technologies are being increasingly recognized as mainstream policy concerns with multiple ramifications. The financing and development of clean technologies requires policy efforts to coordinate initiatives across many different areas, involving multiple actors over a sustained period of time. The public sector is bound to play a crucial role not only in defining the regulatory and policy framework that drives change but also in designing and funding arrangements to overcome the market failures that hamper progress.

The introduction of new environmental technologies and their diffusion within and across countries on a massive scale requires specific interventions in a number of typical innovation-related areas, such as early-stage financing, R&D support and intellectual property rights.

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