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  • The United Nations headquarters in New York City (Photo: Wally Goetz, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    The right to sustainable development: what the post-2015 agenda declaration should say – but won't

    Negotiations underway this week will focus on the declaration text for the Sustainable Development Goals. Jonathan Reeves suggests this is an ideal opportunity to raise global ambition – but says the signs are not good

    18 February 2015 | Blog | Climate change
  • Negotiations went long into the night at COP20 in Lima, Peru, but the road to dignity seems no clearer (Photo: Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores Gonzalo Gutiérrez Reinel, via Creative Commons)

    Can the road to Paris lead to the road to dignity?

    After climate negotiations drew to a close in Lima, Jonathan Reeves reflects on the UN Secretary General's synthesis report on the post-2015 agenda and asks whether the "road to dignity" will take us to the right destination.

    15 December 2014 | Blog | Climate change
  • A view of the Houses of Parliament, home of the Environmental Audit Committee which has  warned that the government risks undermining new global development goals (Photo: Skeeze, via pixabay)

    SDGs 'not just for overseas'

    In its latest report, the UK parliament's Environmental Audit Committee has warned that the government risks undermining new global development goals, following evidence that the UK has been seeking to limit their scope and ambition

    15 December 2014 | News | Governance
  • Poultry farming is part of the sustainable agriculture system, along with crop production and fisheries, at Songhai Centre, in Porto Novo, Benin (Photo: Mark Surman via Creative Commons http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

    LDC experts to share ideas on building productive capacity

    How can Least Developed Countries (LDCs) progress so they are no longer held back by extreme poverty? A conference next week in Cotonou, Benin, will address this issue, bringing together ministers and experts from LDCs, along with UN representatives and development experts.

    25 July 2014 | Blog | Policy and planning
  • Urban-rural linkages have been 'beefed up' in the latest draft of the UN's Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals

    OWG 'zero draft' is a huge step forward: now let's get practical

    ​The OWG's 'zero draft' on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a marked improvement on previous versions, but we still have a long journey ahead

    20 June 2014 | Blog | Policy and planning
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    Think-tank alliance identifies eight shifts needed for sustainability

    A new international alliance of research institutes has identified eight major shifts that must take place for humanity to achieve sustainable development.

    12 March 2013 | News | Governance
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