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SDG Synergies Digest – 26 June 2017


  • WWF: Planning to Succeed: How to build strong 2050 climate and energy development strategies. This paper aims to be a starting point for policy makers who are seeking to either develop their country’s first 2050 decarbonization plan, or to strengthen their existing plan. It makes clear that 2050 strategies should not only be about cutting emissions, but should also address sustainable development more broadly, going on to identify 10 essential elements of 2050 strategies.
  • UNDP-UN Environment Poverty-Environment Initiative: Accelerating Sustainable Development in Africa: Country lessons from applying integrated approaches. This publication, released at the Sixteenth Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), shares several African experiences of putting in place new and innovative ways of doing business that enable socially inclusive, environmentally sustainable economic development. The report explores case studies from Burkina Faso, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Rwanda, and proposes five key pathways that can speed up and scale up integrated and participatory approaches to sustainable development: better evidence, breaking down institutional silos, involvement and empowerment, new finance and progress monitoring.


  • 22nd Meeting of the Poverty Environment Partnership. PEP 22 was held 19-22 June 2017 in Tarrytown, New York, on the theme “Investing in Natural Capital for an Inclusive Green and Blue Economy to implement the SDGs and Paris Climate Agreement.” WRI staff in attendance hosted a discussion on “Monitoring to Mobilize: How the data revolution is changing how natural capital is measured and managed.” Background papers and session materials are available at the above link.


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