Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development : Page 3 of 5

Posted on 31 October 2012
  • education, health, governance, and access to sexual, reproductive health services. 
  • Ensure systematic application of effective affirmative action to prevent marginalisation and discrimination of women, and to eliminate all forms of violence against women.
  • Limit global temperature rise to under 1.5 degrees, consistent with the latest climate science, through drastic emissions cuts and a fair sharing of the global carbon budget that takes into account historical emissions without resort to offsets.
  • Provide adequate and appropriate finance contributed by countries on the basis of historical responsibility for global warming to make reparations to all affected peoples (in line with the $100 billion per year promised in the 2010 Cancun Agreements).
  • Ensure sharing of safe, appropriate, ecologically and socially sound technologies unhindered by intellectual property rights. 
  • Shift to and expand renewable energy use.
  • Adopt ecologically and socially sustainable production systems and technologies in manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, mining.
  • Arrest deforestation, overfishing, biodiversity loss, environmental degradation, pollution and protect livelihoods of forest-dwellers and fishers.
  • Reform trade relations to promote equality among trade partners, uphold the special and differential treatment of developing countries, and help economic development in poor countries. 
  • Implement democratic and pro-developing country reforms in the international monetary and financial system, in line with those proposed in the 2009 UN Stiglitz Commission Report (Report of the Commission of Experts of the President of the UNGA on Reforms of the International Monetary and Financial System), including: improved regulation of banks, financial flows and financial activities such as derivatives trading; greater developing country voice in the Bretton Woods Institutions; broadening the role of central banks beyond controlling inflation; and establishing a mechanism for sovereign debt renegotiation.
  • Institute measures for accountability and transparency in governance.
  • Ensure people’s participation in decision-making, access to information, and access to justice – three pillars of the Aarhus Convention.
  • Ensure compliance of business and industry with international human rights norms and environmental standards, including mandatory reporting requirements.
  • Ensure access to remedies for victims of human rights violations.
  • Promote inclusive development processes--respecting the rights of all socio-cultural groups, minorities, indigenous peoples, religions, etc. over their cultural heritage and natural resources and respecting their right to define and pursue their development aspirations.
  • Adopt policy of eliminating nuclear arms and other weapons of mass destruction and arms trading.
  • Rechannel military expenditure to social expenditure.
  • The ongoing process of establishing a new set of sustainable development goals and a post-2015 development framework should serve as an impetus for governments to address these challenges. This process should recognize and provide full mechanisms and opportunities not just for consultations but for full participation of civil society in deliberations and decision-making at all levels. 
At the national level, multistakeholder bodies should be formed with representatives from the government (including parliament and local authorities), civil society and other stakeholders to decide on national development strategy and priority targets based on local consultations with experts’ inputs. At the international level, multistakeholder processes led by Task Teams under the Open Working Group on
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