Switzerland’s vision involves the adoption of an international Green Economy Roadmap at the 2012 Rio+20 Conference. The roadmap should define how the green economy will look in 20 years’ time.
This Green Economy Roadmap would have two levels: a shared vision, common goals, indicators and a timeline for achieving the goals will be formulated at political level. A toolbox with concrete tools, approaches and measures based on best practice will be made available for implementation at practical level.
This Green Economy Roadmap will allow each country to decide individually on the selection and concrete implementation of measures. It will enable the global community to maintain the shared commitment for the implementation of a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty reduction.
Examples of Switzerland’s main focus points for the roadmap include:
- Measurement of the influence of the environment on consumption and production: countries provide information about the influence of their economic activities on consumption on the environment.
- Sustainable agriculture: sustainable agriculture is necessary to feed the global population and conserve natural resources.
- Sustainable public procurement: public authorities purchase products and services that meet high economic, environmental and social standards.
- Reform of fossil fuel subsidies: fossil fuel subsidies hinder innovation and the development of clean technologies. This system must, therefore, be redesigned.
- Cleaner Production Centres: Cleaner Production Centres are organisations that offer advice to developing and transition countries and inform them about eco-efficient production methods.
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