The zero-draft of the outcome document for Rio+20 Conference is now online with a paragraph (n. 94) dedicated to mountains. The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) Conference will take place on 20-22 June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). This zero-draft document has been prepared based on inputs submitted by countries, major groups, United Nations and other intergovernmental agencies. With 71 of the 677 submissions related to mountains, the benefits provided by vulnerable mountain ecosystems have been recognized together with the important role played by local communities in the appropriate management of these landscapes. This zero-draft document will form the basis for further discussions and for the outcome document which will result from the Rio+20 Conference.
Read the “Zero Draft” at www.uncsd2012.org