Pew Environment Group Position Paper: Response to the Zero Draft
The Pew Environment Group welcomes the circulation of the zero draft by the Co-Chairs of the Bureau for United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20). The draft provides a solid foundation for initial discussion at the UNCSD preparatory meetings and is an appropriate starting point for negotiating. Pew recognizes the strong efforts of the Bureau to produce a balanced draft which includes a comprehensive set of elements addressing the concerns of UNCSD stakeholders. Pew is encouraged by many of the elements included in the zero draft, particularly those relating to ocean issues.
With the approach of the initial discussions on the zero draft, Pew has prepared a policy statement which includes recommendations for strengthening ocean issues in the zero draft and addressing those elements in need of further consideration.Download Pew's policy statement