Welcome to the IRForum blog. Here you will find posts on sustainable development topics from IRF member organisations.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) could bring unprecedented action to mitigate the world’s water demand and supply crises, argue WRI's Betsy Otto and Kitty van der Heijden.
Explicit inclusion of secure land rights for local communities and Indigenous Peoples is key to “leaving no one behind” in global sustainable development goals, argues Jenny Springer in a guest blog from the Rights and Resources Initiative.
The SDGs promise transformational change – but how is this delivered? A new study from IRF2015 partner, RIMISP looks at how major change came about in Chile’s energy sector.
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) efforts are at a crossroads. The post-2015 framework presents a unique opportunity for making transformational changes.
Most of the attention in the Sustainable Development Goals process to date has been on deciding what they will be. But if we can’t figure out how each country will go about achieving the goals, we might as well not bother.
Negotiations underway this week will focus on the declaration text for the Sustainable Development Goals. Jonathan Reeves from IIED suggests this is an ideal opportunity to raise global ambition – but says the signs are not good.
As poor families face the greatest development challenges, and are also most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, Paul Steele (IIED) and Aaron Atteridge (SEI) argue that their perspectives must be taken into account in providing finance.
Implementing the post-2015 development agenda means facing up to some awkward realities.
If we are to achieve transformation, we must tackle social inequity and stop wasting resources, argues Dr Ashok Khosla, chair of Development Alternatives.
Andrew Scott from the Overseas Development Institute shares five key points on integrating the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the post-2015 agenda, as presented to the United Nations General Assembly plenary stocktaking.