Sustainable Development Update – 26 March 2014 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

Sustainable Development Update - Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

World Bank Report Proposes Priorities for Sustainable Urbanization

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25_March_2014: ‘Urban China: Toward Efficient, Inclusive and Sustainable Urbanization,’ a report by the World Bank and China’s Development Research Center, proposes a ‘new urbanization’ path that will be environmentally sustainable, ensure food security, better allocate capital, labor and land, and place people at its center.continued…

 

UN Paper Highlights Structural Transformation for African Development Goals

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March_2014: “Structural transformation is both a goal and a necessity to adequately finance, achieve and sustain development goals in the African context” and should include developmental governance, environmental sustainability and equitable development, according to a publication by the UN Millennium Campaign africa and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Service for Africa.continued…

 

High-level Dialogue Report on Harnessing Innovation for Agriculture Presented at CAADP Meeting

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22_March_2014: The Chair’s Summary of a high-level dialogue on agricultural transformation in africa has been released under the title ‘Optimism for African Agriculture and Food Systems.’ In the report, meeting co-chairs, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), and Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General, reflect on the potential for rapid growth, opportunities to advance change, and steps to couple vision with action for agricultural development in the region. continued…

 

SIDS PrepCom Releases Info Note, Sets Six Areas for Partnerships

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21_March_2014: The information note for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) has been released, which provides information on: conference venue; programme; and participation and registration. continued…

 

UNEP Annual Report Highlights 2013 Achievements

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March_2014: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has published its annual report for 2013, which focuses on UNEP’s achievements in key focus areas: climate change; disasters and conflicts; ecosystem management; environmental governance; harmful substances and hazardous waste; resource efficiency; and sustainable consumption and production (SCP).continued…

 

UNEP Proposes Six ‘Filters’ for SDG Formulation

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18_March_2014: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has proposed the use of six ‘filters’ to help ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will fully integrate the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. The paper, ‘Integrating the Three Dimensions of Sustainable Development: How to Achieve a Balanced, Inclusive and Ambitious Framework,’ is the first in a series of Post-2015 Notes from UNEP.continued…