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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.

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

Transforming the course of development post-2015


This media briefing looks at the global goals for development being agreed by the United Nations General Assembly at its 70th Session on the 25-27 September, and explores how they represent a new direction for the global community, integrating environmental sustainability with eliminating poverty and inequality wherever it is found.

Finance for whom and for what?

Wed, 2015-04-01 12:47
David Satterthwaite

Ahead of the Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa, IIED’s David Satterthwaite highlights the disconnect that exists between the commitments made by national governments at international conferences and finance available for the (mostly local) institutions that can meet them.

Photo shows people washing at a pump in Bangladesh,

Who will pay for and provide access to water? photo: Espen Rasmussen / PANOS

Sustainable Development Goals Could Be a Game-Changer for Water

Mon, 2015-03-30 15:39
Betsy Otto and Kitty van der Heijden

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) could bring unprecedented action to mitigate the world’s water demand and supply crises, argue WRI's Betsy Otto and Kitty van der Heijden.

Access to water and managing water supplies are key to the SDGs, photo: WRI

Suppose money was being deposited and withdrawn from your bank account, but you didn’t know how much. And suppose you knew you had bills coming due, but you didn’t know when or what amount would be required to cover them.

Post 2015 South Asia Development Agenda

Development Alternatives for SACEP
Development Alternatives

This report was prepared by Development Alternatives (DA) for the South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) and looks at the key challenges of "The future we want" Rio+20 outcome and provides critical analysis of the policy and programme responses across South Asia in addressing the environmental priorities identified.


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