Turning the Summit's global thinking into local
The World Summit on Sustainable Development is the largest
conference ever held on the African continent.
Given its size - and its themes - will the conference itself
be a leading example of sustainable development?
Can the organisers reduce the environmental impact on the
people of Johannesburg? Can the natural resources of the host
city be protected and conserved? Can future conferences of
this scale be held in an environmentally sustainable way?
Greening the WSSD is an initiative that is turning the Summit's
global thinking into local action. As you'll see from this
website, we're making sustainable development happen - before,
during and after the Summit.
This is a world first. Greening the WSSD is pioneering the
way international events will be organised.
As participants, you have an important role to play. You too
can make global issues work in Johannesburg. After all, good
ideas have currency when they are put into practice. This website
will introduce you to 'greening' issues. It will also help
you make a positive difference during your stay here.
Your actions will make a difference. You have a choice of
transport, and disposable waste, amongst others. We encourage
you to choose 'green' options wherever possible.
As you will see from this website, many people - and many
projects - have been doing their bit for greening - long before
the Summit. They're already making a difference. By involving
local communities in these projects, the issues being discussed
at the Summit are being made real - and they're improving the
quality of their lives.
Greening the WSSD is ambitious. But our initiative will be
something we can be proud of. And something others can build