In a new paper FIELD argues that post-Rio + 20 changes to international institutions and new global sustainable development goals should give priority to climate change and poor and vulnerable countries, taking into account human security. FIELD highlights that the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol give special attention to these countries and argues that institutions and new goals should also reflect this.
The paper considers proposed changes to international institutions following the Rio + 20 Conference and the proposed new global sustainable development goals, expected to build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
It considers human security as a potential conceptual framework for strengthening international institutions and determining new goals. The paper emphasizes challenges for poor and vulnerable countries in a world where advancing climate change is likely to pose an increasing threat to sustainable development and human security.
The paper highlights that the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol recognize that particularly vulnerable countries and countries such as LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS require special attention and argues that this should also be reflected in changes to international institutions and in new sustainable development goals.
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