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Post-2015 news - 19 Oct

19 Oct – this week’s post-2015 digest provides a compilation of news, opinion, reports, and events on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals and related processes, including an UNCTAD policy brief on improving market access for the Least Developed Countries.

Jump-starting the SDGs: 4 Lessons from Early Adopters

Tue, 2015-10-20 14:46
Adam Fishman

Project Coordinator, Post-2015 Development Agenda, WRI.

At the UN Summit in September, the largest-ever gathering of world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a bold new roadmap to tackle climate change and extreme poverty by 2030. The global community now faces the real work of translating vision into action.

Photo Credit: versello via Compfight cc

Fortunately, early actions by some countries already align with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and help point the way forward.

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.

Unpacking the goals

IRF2015 partner, IIED, has published a series of video interviews looking at what the Sustainable Development Goals mean.

Essam Yassin Mohammed argues that Goal 14 on oceans will help reduce hunger and conserve biodiversity

What will the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) mean for the oceans, for energy, for the green economy? These are some of the questions addressed in a series of videos produced by IRF2015 partner, IIED.

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