This paper will briefly outline the origins, structure and functions of UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) and the CSD (Commission on Sustainable Development) in the context of the goals of Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD). Economic development, social development and environmental protection form the three interconnected parts of sustainable development. The Rio Declaration Principle 4 states "In order to achieve sustainable development, environmental protection shall constitute an integral part of the development process and cannot be considered in isolation from it."Agenda 21 (paragraph 38.7) also defined the overall objective of the institutional arrangements as "the integration of environment and development issues at national, sub-regional, regional and international levels, including in the United Nations system institutional arrangements."
|Title of host publication||Environmental governance|
|Subtitle of host publication||concepts, relevance and lessons|
|Place of Publication||Hyderbad, India|
|Publisher||ICFAI University Press|
|Number of pages||29|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
Craig, D., & Jeffery, M. I. (2008). Global environmental governance and the United Nations in the 21st century. In D. Mukherjee (Ed.), Environmental governance: concepts, relevance and lessons (pp. 14-42). Hyderbad, India: ICFAI University Press.