Sustainable Development Update – 29 August 2013 – Sustainable Development Policy & Practice


 

Sustainable Development Update - Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

A compilation of items recently posted to the Sustainable Development Policy & Practice knowledgebase

Latest News – 29 August 2013

UNGA Resumes Consultations on Strengthening ECOSOC

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28_August_2013: UN Member States have resumed consultations on the process to review implementation of UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution 61/16 on strengthening the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Delegates conducted a general review of the latest draft text, and consultations are expected to continue the first week of September. continued…

 

UN Secretary-General Calls for Rights-based, Planet-friendly Development

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26_August_2013: In a video address to the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the key role of population growth, aging, migration and urbanization in planning for development. continued…

 

UN Note Calls for Strong Action on Inequality

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29_July_2013: The UN Secretariat has released a note previewing the forthcoming 2013 Report on the World Social Situation (RWSS), and calling on governments to adopt comprehensive policies and increase spending to address inequality trends. continued…

 

BBNJ Working Group Makes Progress Towards Rio+20 Commitment

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<p class=23_August_2013: The sixth meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group (the Working Group) to study issues relating to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (BBNJ) aimed to identify gaps and ways forward with a view to ensuring an effective legal framework on BBNJ, drawing on inputs provided by intersessional workshops that were held in early May 2013 to improve understanding of BBNJ issues and lead to a more productive debate in the Working Group. continued…

 

UNEP Releases Green Economy Modelling Report of South Africa

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23_August_2013: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a report titled ‘Green Economy Modelling Report of South Africa – Focus on Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, Transport and Energy Sectors,’ developed with technical assistance from the Millennium Institute and the Sustainability Institute, in collaboration with the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies of the Stellenbosch University. The study assesses the impacts of green investments in four of the country’s key economic sectors: agriculture, energy, transport and natural resource management. continued…

 

CEM Reports Highlight Evaluation Methods for Green Public Procurement and Commercial Refrigeration

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23_August_2013: The Clean Energy Ministerial’s (CEM) Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative has published two reports making recommendations on evaluating green public procurement programmes and methods for testing efficiency of commercial refrigeration products. continued…

 

DESA-UNDP-UNEP Workshop Discusses Green Economy Approaches in Africa

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August_2013: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) organized a ‘Technical Workshop on Tools and Measures to Inform Inclusive Green Economy Policies,’ for sharing African experiences on green economy measures, methodologies and tools. continued…

 

Sustainable Development Policy & Practice Calendar: Current & Upcoming Events

First Session of Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing

New York City, US

28 Aug – 30 Aug

Briefing on the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing

New York City, US

30 Aug

Conference on Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

Cali, Valle Del Cauca, Colombia

2 Sep – 3 Sep

ICPD Regional Population Conference – UNECA/AU

Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia

2 Sep – 6 Sep

Expert Group Meeting on the Evolution of Assessments for Sustainable Development

New York City, US

3 Sep – 4 Sep

Expert Group Meeting on Science-Policy Interface

New York City, US

5 Sep

2013 G20 Leaders Summit

Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

5 Sep – 6 Sep

 

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