SDG Update – 24 September 2019

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Guest articles

To Boost Climate Ambition, We Must Close the “Production Gap”

If world leaders don’t curb the ongoing drive to expand fossil fuel production, it will be impossible to meaningfully slow global warming. Read

Assessing the HLPF Four Years On

The UN SDG review in July led to a familiar conclusion: we are not making sufficient progress to achieve them by 2030. Our guest authors offer solutions to get countries back on track. Read

Water and Sanitation for All: Letting Data Lead the Way

Most countries under report on SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation. A new UN-Water data portal could help. Read

Policy Brief

What Will the UN Have to Show for Its Week of Summits?

In under a week, the world will judge the UN’s high profile summits week. We review the likely outcomes emerging from the week. Read


77 Countries, 100+ Cities Commit to Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050 at Climate Summit

Country, municipal and business leaders announce steps and initiatives to address climate change. Read

Global Climate Action Portal Shows Non-Party Climate Commitments Alongside National Plans

The UNFCCC’s Global Climate Action Portal showcases over 22,471 climate commitments from 14,539 actors across all countries and sectors of society. Read

UN High-Level Meeting Adopts Historic Declaration on Universal Health Coverage

UN Member States adopted a high-level political declaration to protect people from financial ruin due to health costs.  Read

15 Countries Pledge to Update NDCs by 2020, Achieve Net Zero Emissions by 2050

These are the states that committed to updating their emissions reduction targets by early 2020 and soon producing long-term strategies on achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Read