Welcome to the IRForum blog. Here you will find posts on sustainable development topics from IRF member organisations.
Harshita Bisht from IRF2015 partner Development Alternatives examines the proposed sustainable development goal (SDG) on food security.
Zeenat Niazi from Development Alternatives looks forward to what is needed for a more sustainable India in 2015.
As the post-2015 agenda rolls into its final stages of development, IRF2015 looks back at the best of 2014 – and the 10 most read blogs on website.
As climate negotiations draw to a close in Lima, Jonathan Reeves reflects on the UN Secretary General's synthesis report on the post-2015 agenda and asks whether the "road to dignity" will take us to the right destination.
The UN Secretary-General's synthesis report provides a compelling narrative and vision, IRF partner, WRI argues, but the lack of specificity in the proposals pose a challenge to member states as they enter into negotiations.
While Zambia’s is undergoing rapid development, it still faces food security challenges, but a joint research project is looking at how these can be tackled, looking forward to how countries in southern Africa can achieve sustainable forms of development, as envisaged by the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
As climate talks get underway in Lima, Peru, IRF partner, Development Alternatives asks whether countries will rise to the twin challenges of reducing emissions and supporting a shift to sustainable development.
Wednesday 19 November 2014 is World Toilet Day but the target to halve the number of people without access to basic sanitation has not been met. Can the SDGs improve the situation?
With more and more people living in cities, urbanisation has become a key sustainability challenge. D.Varsha from IRF2015 partner Development Alternatives explores how the Sustainable Development Goals provide an opportunity to address some of the problems faced by India's growing cities.
Water is receiving increased attention as an important component of green economic development. How can we make water sustainability measures more relevant and consistent?