Greening the WSSD is the first attempt to reduce the environmental impacts of a major UN Summit on the host city .  In this case, the people of Johannesburg. By working with them, we aim to protect, conserve and improve the city's environment and natural resources........ leaving a legacy for the future.
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Turning the Summit's global thinking into local action.

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 on.


Mohamed El-Ashry CEO,Global Environment Facility.
Mary Metcalf MEC,DACEL.
John Ohiorhenuan Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme, South Africa.

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