In the second IRF interview looking at national approaches to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Chime Paden Wangdi from Bhutan explains how her country’s philosophy of seeking Gross National Happiness aligns with the SDGs.
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.
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.
Can an integrated approach to forest governance achieve the SDGs? photo: Mike Goldwater
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.
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.