Goal 11 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals specifically aims to build cities that are “inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. Measuring progress towards this ambitious undertaking is important, but the question is, how?
Localisation is important to allow people around the globe to take ownership of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as their local agenda, thus, the icons have now been translated in over 50 languages, from Czech to Bahasa Indonesia.
Countries must innovate, rethink policies and financial frameworks, engage the youth and focus on the long haul to achieve the SDGs and provide a better life for all, says United Nations deputy secretary-general Amina Mohammed.
Clare Shakya –
International climate finance is often accounted for in terms of megawatts of renewable energy or tonnes of carbon emission saved; everyone needs to ensure that those facing direct climate change impacts get much more of the money.
Dipak Gyawali –
Having Donald Trump in the White House may actually spur aid agencies from developed countries to work in greater cooperation with the Global South, argues Nepal Water Conservation Foundation's Dipak Gyawali.
and Charles Kennel, Chris Rapley, David Victor, Stephen Briggs –
If you were a doctor, how many vital signs would you look for in your patient? In the same way, by keeping track of the other ways the environment is changing, the world can understand and respond better to climate change.
One year on from the Sustainable Development Goals coming into effect, IIED asks whether the international consensus underpinning the goals is strong enough to drive the shift from vision to creating real political change.
The recent rise in populism — as evidenced by the election of Donald Trump as US President and the triumph of Brexit — demands an “overdue reconfiguration” of the sustainability industry, says Volans’ John Elkington.
Dutch manufacturing company AkzoNobel and sustainability media firm Eco-Business held the inaugural Cities:Possibilities forum on 8 November 2016. Read this outcome report for highlights from this insightful dialogue.
New research by Corporate Citizenship reveals that although business awareness of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals has increased in the past year, tangible action to address the Global Goals ...
Access to affordable modern energy services may not be a Millennium Development Goal (MDG) but without it, sustainable development, indeed the MDGs themselves, cannot be achieved. Yet energy access remains ...