Improving financial resources and mechanisms for sustainable development

This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.
Facilitated by:
Increasing overseas development aid
Increasing aid to developing countries
Exploring feasibility of tradable permits
Reinvesting military capacity in civil goals
Reviewing funding for implementing Agenda 21
Using fiscal incentives in innovative financing
Maximizing resources for implementing Agenda 21
Assisting poorest countries to implement Agenda 21
Covering agreed incremental costs to implement Agenda 21
Strengthening national policies to encourage technology transfer
Developing financial sector strategies for environmental protection
Reporting national financial plan commitments to implement Agenda 21
Exploring new forms of debt relief including greater use of debt swaps
Encouraging universal participation in the Global Environment Facility
Exploring schemes for voluntary contributions to sustainable development
Addressing continuing debt problems of poorest heavily-indebted countries
Providing financial resources for facilitating national capacity-building
Strengthening bilateral aid programmes in support of sustainable development
Assessing costs and financing in developing countries to implement Agenda 21
Providing debt relief for the poorest countries pursuing structural adjustment
Reviewing measures to address debt problems of low and middle income countries
Providing development bank resources on favourable terms to implement Agenda 21
Ensuring new forms of conditionality are not introduced for environmental funding
Increasing voluntary contributions to sustainable development through NGO channels
Expanding scope of environmental funding to relevant programme areas in Agenda 21
Preparing national plans in developing countries for achieving sustainable development
Strengthening national policies to encourage higher levels of foreign direct investment
Monitoring implementation of Agenda 21 in respect of availability of financial resources
Ensuring new and additional resources for environmental funding on grant and concessional terms
Providing a supportive international and national economic climate for sustained economic growth
Exploring new ways of generating new public and private financial resources for implementing Agenda 21
Ensuring predictability in flow of funds contributed by developed countries to achieve global environment benefits
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal