Statement of European Regional Consultation Meeting for the 8th UNEP Global Civil Society Forum

Europe Civil Society (2006-10)

A sound, healthy and sustainable environment is a prerequisite for a globalisation process that will “establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained” as well as promoting “social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom.” 1 The goal of such a globalisation process will ultimately create healthy livelihoods, a socially just and equitable society where equal opportunities for all may exist realising that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.