Local and regional leaders contribute to the Rio +20 Draft Zero document



United Cities and Local Governments is pleased to share with you the local and regional authorities’ messages in support of sustainable development policies, and our contribution to the zero draft outcome document of Rio+20, encompassing inputs from UCLG members, committees and partners.


UCLG gives a special attention not to limit the debate to environmental or economical matters and to re-humanise the sustainable development policies. The key messages put forward are the role of cities, local and regional governments in mitigating and adapting to climate change; disaster risk reduction and sustainable urban planning; governance in the governments of proximity and their capacity to provide basic services and particularly access to water; culture as fourth pillar of sustainable development and the rights to the city. Proposals for a new inclusive international governance framework are also looked at.


Download UCLG’s contribution to Rio+20 Draft Zero document