Environmental Sustainability




Thematic Consultation on Environmental Sustainability


From November 2012 - July 2013 this consultation brought together a multitude of voices from around the world to discuss environmental sustainability in the post-2015 agenda. During the period there were: 1,100 comments/submissions, 11 moderated discussions, 5,000 members and 50,000 page views from 173 countries.

Final Consultation Report 




Outreach Kit

Leadership Meeting - San Jose, Costa Rica, 18-19 Mar, 2013

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The Leadership Meeting brought together leading and emerging thinkers from around the world to bring different perspectives and expertise to  disucss how best to reflect environmental sustainability in the post-2015 agenda. The meeting built upon the outcomes of the initial phase of the Consultation, which included an open call for discussion notes and a moderated e-discussion.

Read the Co-chairs Summary  (French) (Spanish)  

Full Coverage of the Meeting by IISD Reporting Services

Press Release

Key Documents for Meeting:

 Background Materials 


Watch the Opening statements and other webcasted portions of the event

Voices from the Meeting

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View all video messages in Spanish

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UNDP, UNEP, and the Governments of France and Costa Rica co-hosted this global consultation on environmental sustainability in the post-2015 agenda. Learn more.


Nov 2012 - Discussion Notes
Feb 2013 - Phase 1 E-discussions
Mar 2013 - Leadership Meeting   
Apr- May 2013 - E-discussions  
Jul 2013 - Draft Report 
Sept 2013 - Final Report

See all consultation results 
About this consultation process 
About public engagement efforts

UN Background Papers

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We asked: What are the priorities for an environmentally sustainable future? 

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