In the 1992 Rio declaration, the world agreed to strive for sustainable development, including the ambition to eradicate poverty and to protect the world’s ecosystems. Since then, progress had been made in some areas, but overall the realization of goals and targets is lagging behind, as is evident from persistent poverty and continued environmental degradation. Still, theoretically it is possible to design pathways along which development and environmental objectives can be achieved. In this application and the report Roads from RIO+20 the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency shows possible pathways to achieve the goals of sustainable development.

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