Center for Governance and Sustainability

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Three Special Mechanisms: Introduction

As a supplement to the First Step, GRI introduces three Special Mechanisms. The First Special Mechanism provides an elaboration on how the G20 should function internally and how it should be incorporated into the UN. The Second Special Mechanism calls for using the 2012 Rio Conference as the testing ground for replacing intergovernmental agreements with a system of governance that gives a central role to non-state Actors, particularly those from the private sector. The Third Special Mechanism is more general; it calls for enabling a more proactive and integrated form of cooperation. 

Special Mechanism One

The Ongoing Role of the G20 Leaders Process

Special Mechanism Two

Upgrading Global Environmental Governance

Special Mechanism Three

Enabling More Proactive and Integrated Cooperation

 

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