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Making Participation Work

Lessons from Civil Society Engagement in the WSSD

This report assesses the engagement and participation of global civil society in the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2002.

Executive Summary

This report assesses the engagement and participation of global civil society in the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2002.

It reviews the official outcomes of the WSSD and identifies those areas where civil society participation made a difference. The authors emphasize the lessons learned and make recommendations for improved strategies for future global sustainable development processes.

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