17 Oct '11, 1pm

PERSPECTIVES ON #RIO+20 - Time to Consider a World Environment Organization

From the perspective of the Government of Malaysia and many other governments, only with a major overhaul of the governance system will we be able to address the challenges of environmental sustainability. I am sure that you will agree with me that the existing systems are so complicated that it is virtually impossible for countries, especially developing countries, to participate effectively. Most of the global organizations we have today were designed and negotiated by the developed world, while developing countries stood on the sidelines. We have to change the approach: the International Environmental Governance system has to respond better to developing countries' needs in their pursuit of sustainable development. I believe the time is appropriate to consider the creation of a World Environment Organization (WEO) to anchor the global efforts for the environment. Howeve...

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