UN Commission on Sustainable Development & Rio 2012
PERL participated in the Commission on Sustainable Development meetings in 2010 and 2011 through the Major Groups to promote education for sustainable consumption and responsible living. It was an important opportunity to influence the global policy process as the transition to Sustainable Consumption and Production was a current CSD theme.
PERL also participated actively in the Rio 2012, UN Conference on Sustainable Development.
PERL participated in the CSD-19 to encourage policy and decision-makers to make progress in implementing education for sustainable consumption and lifestyles, and to ensure that education for sustainable consumption and lifestyles became a part of the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production.
The Commission on Sustainable Development was established by the UN General Assembly in December 1992 to ensure effective follow-up of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.
The purpose of the Marrakech Process was to initiate projects and work towards a 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, as called for by the World Summit on Sustainable Development Johannesburg Plan of Action.
PERL had considerable exposure and generated interest while participating in the UN Commission on Sustainable Development meeting in New York City
Both PERL and Hedmark University College were mentioned a number of times in the plenary sessions as well as in CSD documents and in other side events.