Name: EU-UNEP Alliance Youth Strategy
The EU-UNEP Alliance Youth Strategy is a movement designed to give the youths globally a voice in finding a perfect working alliance between the the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP).
In a summary of the EU Presidency statement of Oct. 16 2003, the EU reiterates its commitment to consolidate the course that has been set down at Johannesburg, through "positive actions" that derive from the conviction that the environment is one of the three mutually reinforcing pillars of sustainable development. The EU, as one of the largest economic areas in the world, is committed to developing its own potential as well as that of partner countries, for eco-efficient economies and improvements in the quality of life, through multilateral and bilateral cooperation between governments, the public and private sectors and civil society at large.
The EU therefore reiterates its availability for identifying strategies and mechanisms that are based upon and encourage the development of national capacities for environmental governance, the integration of environmental dimensions in development policies and programmes, and the development and diffusion of climate friendly, efficient and clean low carbon energy technologies, renewable energy technologies, good practices and environmentally sustainable processes.
The EU strategy for sustainable development is based upon a three-pronged strategy to achieve economic development and social cohesion in an environmentally friendly way. Improved competitiveness, strengthened redistribution of resources and the integration of environmental and social dimensions into sectoral policies. One of the principal main instruments of this strategy - the sustainability indicators - are being developed for European Council endorsement and approval in December 2003 to serve as criteria for the promotion of new production and consumption models, as well as gauges of economic growth and social development. The EU will also ensure that the strategy addresses external policies that can help deliver its international commitments on sustainable development.
Enhanced co-operation with and between the organizations of the United Nations system, and UNEP in particular, is paramount to strengthening national capacities for environmental governance.
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