Welcome to the IRForum blog. Here you will find posts on sustainable development topics from IRF member organisations.
The indicators we use to measure progress on the Sustainable Development Goals are crucial as they reflect our priorities and values, argues Zeenat Niazi from IRF partner Development Alternatives
The UNFCCC climate summit in Paris will be an important test for the international community’s commitment to the global partnership.
If we are to truly fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals' (SDGs) vision of universal sanitation access, then governments, businesses and civil society need to recognize the value of sanitation outside the household – not only in fulfilling rights but also in boosting labour force participation, economic productivity and health and well-being.
Ahead of the UNFCCC climate talks in Paris, India has submitted its plans for emissions reductions. Harshita Bisht from Development Alternatives reflects on what is in the plan.
At the UN Summit in September, the largest-ever gathering of world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a bold new roadmap to tackle climate change and extreme poverty by 2030. The global community now faces the real work of translating vision into action.
Smallholder and community carbon projects have shown they can deliver local benefits and promote climate resilience. Now the Plan Vivo Standard and its partners, representing the oldest ethical carbon standard, have pledged their commitment to the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals.
ODI has projected how the world is likely to do on all 17 SDGs, based on current trends. While performance across the goals and in each region is likely to vary widely, current global performance is leading us towards failure on all the SDGs come 2030.
Four reasons why the Sustainable Development Goals offer hope and five big questions that are still to be answered.
The Sustainable Development Goals set an ambitious new agenda, but implementation is what counts. A new book from IRF partner, IGES, looks at how the goals could be achieved.
The Sustainable Development Goals are ambitious and wide-ranging, but what are they going to cost, and who is going to pay?