Draft: 9 August 2012 Engagement with International Sustainability Processes RCE Community Position Paper 1. Introduction

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Draft: 9 August 2012


Engagement with International Sustainability Processes


RCE
Community
Position Paper


1. Introduction



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as a strategic issue for the
global RCE
community

was discussed at the 6
th

Global RCE Conference

in 2011
.
This paper is a reflection of last year

s discussion, and it is envisaged that it evolves
as the RCE community continues to discuss leading to the 7
th

Global RCE Conference.


2. Opportunities




Op p o r t u n i t i e s f o r e n g a
g i n g

t h e RCE mo v e me n t

i n i n t e r n a t i o n a l s u s t a i n a b i l i t y
p r o c e s s e s ( I S P) c a n b e ma d e a t UN h i g h
-
p r o f i l e e v e n t s, a s we l l a s i n r e g i o n a l
pl
atforms both UN and non
-
UN platforms
.

The
UNDESD events include the 2014
UNESCO
ESD Conference in Nagoya,

and
the 9
th

Global RCE Conference in
Okayama, Japan
.



Regional non
-
UN platforms include
,

among others,
ASEAN & ASEAN+3, SARC
(South Asia), SADC & AU (Africa), UNECE (Environment for Europe process),
EcoWAS (West Africa), COPERNICUS Alliance, Global Compact (private
-
sector
related).



Processes also include
, among others,

the
DESD Global Monitoring & Evaluation, UN
partnership for DESD, Educational QA/Accreditations, Energy Cities (Europe &
Canada), ICLEI, Council of Europe, WEEC, EU Initiative
-
Joint Programming in
HE,
Engagement of local/municipal policy makers, PERL, World Environment Day, Earth
Day, UNESCO ASPNet, IFM, MEADIS, and IUCN meetings.


3. Modalities



Ac t i o n m
o d a l i t i e s c o u l d b e i n t h e f o r m o f s i d e e v e n t s i n i mp o r t a n t, h i g h
-
p r o f i l e
me e t i n g s, p u b l i c a t i o n s a n d r e s e a r c h, i n f l u e n c i n g I S P t h r o u g h n a t i o n a l g o v e r n me n t s,
and engagement with important networks.

Side events cover

paper presentations
and

on

communicating
local practices by innovators.



Publications and research could be on good practice
s

as multi
-
stakeholder initiative,
change practices, recognizing strengths/weaknesses leading to realizing potential of
RCEs,
multiplying efforts through engagement
with m
iddle
-
level policy makers,
mapping of connections between grassroots activities and international level policies,
and mapping of products
, among others
.



RCEs
should
work with respective national governments and
engage in
dialogue with
government officia
ls at conferences and other formal settings. It is also important to
engage with important
ESD and SD
-
related
networks.


4.
Follow
-
up
Actions


R
CEs are asked to share

what they have
done w
ith respect to
actions
identified at

the

6
th

Global RCE conference
,

in the aspect of

Engagement in ISP

.



For the 7
th

Global RCE Conference, the group is asked to come up with a consensus
decision on the following two points:

a)

What are the key issues/challenges facing RCEs currently
in

Engagement with
International Sus
tainability Processes

?
; and

b)

What are the top three things the group feels need to be discussed in person at
the 7
th

Global RCE Conference?