Sustainable Development: Rio Challenges
The 2013 Report addresses the global agenda and the national context for the transition to sustainable development, looking at social, environmental and economic factors. New approaches to education and science for sustainable development , health care, ‘green’ economy models and sustainable development indicators are discussed in the Report's ten chapters. The Report also looks at energy sustainability and energy efficiency, climate change agenda and regional development policies, as well as the role of civil society and business in the transition to sustainable development.
The Report reflects on the statement of Russia's Prime-Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the ‘Rio+20’ Conference on Sustainable Development (June 2012), in particular, on the prospects for the ‘green’ growth models, Russia's role as a steward of globally important forest and water resources, and the challenges to improve energy efficiency of the economy to unleash resources for sustainable development.