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Post-2015 resources round-up

Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post.  Below, read today’s selection: Outcome Document of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals - The OWG Outcome document with 17 sustainable development goals and 169 targets, was adopted by acclamation on July 19. FAO’s proposed 2015 targets - In providing support to United Nations Member States and … Continue reading

An Important Monitoring Mechanism for Sustainable Development

This post is written by Liz Sharkey with Katie Robinson and Robert Walker from the Sustainable World Initiative. Climate change, water scarcity, and the collapse of fisheries are just a few of the signs that humans are exceeding the planet’s natural resource limits. While generally conceptualized as separate issues, these global challenges are actually symptoms of the … Continue reading

Towards Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Three Transformative Levers

Written by Alvin Leong (LLM JD), Fellow at the Pace Center for Environmental Legal Studies. He can be contacted at aleong@law.pace.edu The co-chairs of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have recently released a “zero draft” of the SDGs.[1] Looking at the proposed targets through an environmental lens, we can see potential … Continue reading

Post-2015 resources round-up

Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post.  Below, read today’s selection: Chapeau text by the OWG co-chairs – released as the first draft of the preamble to the Open Working Group’s list of goals for the post-2015 development agenda Getting Intentional: Cross-Sector partnerships, business and the post-2015 development agenda … Continue reading

Increasing food production alone will not solve world hunger

Written by Duncan Willliams, Food Policy Manager at WWF UK. ‘People focused’ does not necessarily mean leaving the environment behind. We must not pursue environmental sustainability at the expense of poor people’s food security and nutrition. We must adopt a win-win strategy that promotes synergies and manages trade-offs between environmental sustainability, food security and improved … Continue reading

Why is there still no World Environment Organisation?

Written by Lucien Georgeson, doctoral researcher in Green Economy and Sustainable Development at University College London in The Conversation  - an independent source of news and views sourced from the academic and research community. “It seems an anomaly that among the 15 autonomous, specialised agencies within the United Nations – such as theFAO, WMO, WHO, or UNESCO – there is no dedicated … Continue reading

Post-2015 resources round-up

Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post.  Below, read today’s selection: 7th World Urban Forum Medellín Declaration – The outcome declaration from the Recent World Urban Forum conference in Medellin, Colombia as presented by UN Habitat. Exploring the Gender Dimension of Climate Finance Mechanisms – New briefing by the … Continue reading

Forests: time to reclaim the ‘wastelands’?

Written by Peter Holmgren in The Guardian: “Earlier this month, the UN open working group on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) proposed a framework to replace themillennium development goals (MDGs), which expire in 2015. The SDGs are meant to guide global action on health, poverty, hunger, climate and other development challenges. The key component of the SDGs, as … Continue reading

Post-2015 resources round-up

Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post.  Below, read today’s selection: Workshop: Embedding the environment in the Post-2015 Agenda The workshop which involved civil society and think tank representatives from around the world was held in Berlin on 27-28th of January. Jointly organised by Adelphi, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik … Continue reading

Why is Sustainable Management of Oceans, Forests and Biodiversity a Population Issue?

Written by Deepa Pullanikkatil on the Population Action blog: “‘We need to protect our oceans as if our lives depend on it, because they do.’ That was the message brought by Dr. Sylvia Earle from National Geographic to last week’s Eighth Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) at the United Nations, where … Continue reading

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