What are Sustainable Development Goals?

IGES ISSUE BRIEF for RIO+20

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The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) launched

the IGES Rio+20 Issue Briefs Series, contributing to negotiations

on the Rio+20 outcome document. Further editions coming soon!

http://www.iges.or.jp/en/rio20/proposal.html

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“What are Sustainable Development Goals?” — Issue Brief Vol. 1

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The brief addresses issues surrounding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by Columbia, Guatemala,

and Peru during the Rio+20 processes and also expounds on IGES’ views as an input to the negotiations on the Rio+20 outcome document.

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“Building resilience and reducing risk from natural disasters:

Essentials of 21st century sustainable development?” — Issue Brief Vol. 2

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As a contribution to the Rio+20 process, this brief highlights the issues on building resilience and reducing risk from
natural disasters by drawing on the knowledge gained from governments, researchers and other stakeholders as
essentials of 21st sustainable development.