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The SDGs speak and we like what we hear

Fri, 2015-10-16 11:36
Ina Porres

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. 

Child in a community forest, Indonesia, photo: Plan Vivi Foundation

It is not unusual to hear good ideas on what to do, or not to do, about climate change. The surprise comes when you feel they make sense.

Integration: will the UN Forum on Forests lead the way?

Mon, 2015-05-04 09:11
Jonathan Reeves

As the UN Forum on Forests meeting gets underway in New York, IIED's Jonathan Reeves argues that achieving the Sustainable Development Goals – particularly for forests – depends upon integration and compromise, and asks whether the political will exists to lay aside egos and break down institutional barriers.

forest being cleared for cassava, Mozambique

Can an integrated approach to forest governance achieve the SDGs? photo: Mike Goldwater

The musketeers of development

Mon, 2014-07-14 11:52
Simon Milledge

Team Leader, Forests, IIED

Does the zero draft of the Sustainable Development Goals take enough note of the crucial interdependencies between goal areas?

How about we apply the mantra of "All for one and one for all" as we ride into the melée of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) negotiation process? Let's look at the whole set and see if it all works for our sector and if our sector is working for all. 

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