Stakeholder Forum was commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to undertake a rapid new study to better understand the implications of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Developed Countries, since this aspect has tended to receive less attention in the international discussions.
It is widely accepted that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) require implementation that is both universal and integrated; every country must pursue policies which coherently span the economic, environmental and social aspects of the sustainable development agenda to ensure the best results…
Including Surveying the ‘green economy’ and ‘green growth’ landscape, Sustainable Consumption and Production: So what next?, Sustainable Consumption and Production: So what next?, Stakeholder engagement entry points, What happened to governance at the Summit and what can the future of governance look like?
Post-2015 development agenda: Realising the convergence of the post-MDG and SDG decision-making processes
Member States at the United Nations (UN) and stakeholders globally are currently mobilised around two important processes: post-Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Post-2015 Development Agenda has become an umbrella term for both processes.
UNEP Governing Council: Post Scriptum to Building a New Governance Model for Environmental Sustainability
Hundreds of environment ministers, decision makers, scientists, civil society representatives and business leaders met from 18-22 February 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya for the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) first universal session of the Governing Council. The purpose of the Governing Council was to review important and emerging policy issues in the field of the environment and to start implementing the agreements reached at the Rio+20 Conference.
Strengthening the Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development (IFSD) was one of the two themes of Rio+20. The process and negotiations showed agreement on the need to strengthen IFSD. While several institutional options were discussed during Rio+20, the outcome document strongly underlines…
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