SDG Update – 26 August 2020

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WEF Council Proposes Five Actions to Harness Trade to Tackle Environmental Challenges

Among the actions, the Council calls for collaboration to ensure that trade and trade policies align with environmental sustainability goals. Read

Governments Begin Negotiating 2022 Political Declaration on Environment

The year 2022 will mark the 50th anniversary of the UN Conference on the Human Environment, which established the UN Environment Programme. Read

COVID-19, SDGs Require New Kind of Multilateralism: High-level Dialogue

The Special Envoy on Youth reported that young people are focused on recovery from COVID-19, international peace and security, and addressing climate change. Read

Institutional Investors Group Launches Guide for Net Zero Investment

The guide seeks to enable investors to align with and more fully contribute to the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Read

Number of the Day
One-third of the world’s fish stocks are over-exploited, yet it is estimated that USD 22 billion in public spending supports overfishing annually. Read

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