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
Financing Global Climate Change Mitigation
UNECE, 2010
by: Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Climate change is widely recognized as the most fundamental and defining challenge of our generation. The average temperature of the earth's surface has risen by 0.74°C since the late 1800s and it is projected to increase by up to 4° C by the year 2100 in absence of an internationally agreed comprehensive set of obligations for climate change mitigation and adaptation and mechanism of their implementation. Even if the minimum predicted increase takes place, it will be larger than any century-long trend in the last 10,000 years. Consequences for environment and sustainable development would be immense, with heavy impact on human habitat, economic and social growth and achievement of the UN’s Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and other internationally agreed development objectives.

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