Since its inception in 1999, The World Life Sciences Forum BioVision has
played a vital role in promoting the sustainable development of Life Sciences
on an international level, ensuring that they remain beneficial to humankind
and the environment, and committed to ethics.
BioVision has established itself as a platform for dialogue and debate by
engaging top stakeholders and policy makers from Science, Society and Industry
in discussions of what science can do, what society is willing to accept, and
what industry can produce, all within a sound ethical framework.
For example, the report shows that 64% of countries have developed integrated water resources
management plans and 34% report an advanced stage of implementation. However, progress
appears to have slowed, or even regressed, in low and medium Human Development Index (HDI)
countries since the last survey carried out in 2008. Much remains to be done to finance and implement
plans in many HDI countries.
The Rio+20 conference has chosen Green Economy in the context of sustainable development
and poverty eradication as an overarching theme for realizing transformational change.
The EITC was established amid the political debate over the NIT that
occurred in the 1960s and 1970s. The NIT held great promise to the early
designers of the war on poverty since it would solve the diﬃcult integration
issues that arise with categorical antipoverty programs—the need for bu-
reaucracies to administer and enforce eligibility and beneﬁt rules and the
need to mitigate potentially high marginal tax rates that recipients face as