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Achieving the SDGs from the bottom up

The challenge of delivering the Sustainable Development Goal agenda, involving different stakeholders and ensuring no-one is left behind, dominated discussions at the IRF side-event at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York.

Speakers and IRF representatives at the High Level Political Forum side event organised by IRF and the Government of Sweden, photo: Stefano D'Errico, IIED

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a comprehensive and ambitious framework for sustainable development, and national and local authorities must drive the process of change to ensure the 17 goals are delivered and that no-one is left behind.

Are citizens being left behind by India’s approach to the SDGs?

Thu, 2016-09-08 10:25
Anshul Bhamra and Syed A A Farhan

IRF partner, Development Alternatives has been assessing the processes put in place in India to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Although some important steps have been taken, there is still a critical need to devise a coherent participatory process in developing plans and enough information has not yet reached the citizens to trigger their involvement with SDGs. 

Village councils or panchayats have not been involved in India's approach to the SDGs so far, photo: UN Women Asia and the Pacific, via flickr.com, creative commons licence

India sets ambitious targets for fighting climate change

Wed, 2015-11-18 18:16
Harshita Bisht

Ahead of the UNFCCC climate talks in Paris, India has submitted its plans for emissions reductions. Harshita Bisht from Development Alternatives reflects on what is in the plan.

photo shows pylons in Mumbai

India intends to increase its share of renewaable energy by 2030, image: World Bank Photo Collection via flickr.com,creative commons licence


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