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blueDot website: Environmental footprint of nations

The blueDot website presents the environmental footprint of nations based on planetary boundaries.
This website compares the yearly limits per country with its yearly uses of resources to understand which are the countries contributing the most to the global issues.

April 27, 2017
Cross Cutting
UN
Monitoring & review tools, Other

SDGs Stories: Big Conversations Driving Big Goals

SDG Stories is a platform to engage with leaders, experts and the global community on important issues related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It is a way to connect with decision makers in meaningful ways and contribute your voice to the most important global discussion of the 21st Century.

You can tell your …

April 25, 2017
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UN
Other

Policy coherence and the 2030 Agenda: Building on the PCD experience

With the advent of the 2030 Agenda, the principle of policy coherence has now been extended to cover the whole scope of sustainable development. PCSD,or‘policy coherence for sustainable development’,has thus become a reality reflected in the ‘Systemic Issues’ section of Sustainable Development Goal 17 (SDG17) on ‘Strengthening the Means of Implementation and Revitalizing the Global …

April 12, 2017
Cross Cutting
UN
Policy papers

Gap Frame: A safe space for all of us

The Gap Frame is a normative framework that translates the SGDs into relevant measures for each nation and as a basis for a strategic business tool, highlighting the gap of where we are today versus where we need to be so that all of us can live well on one planet.
The Gap Frame …

April 10, 2017
Cross Cutting
UN
Monitoring & review tools

Raising the bar: Rethinking the role of business in the Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development gives business a significant role to play in
efforts to achieve the SDGs, based on its ability to invest and innovate. However, for
companies to truly contribute, they must move beyond current forms of engagement,
abandon a narrow focus on the SDGs as an opportunity to …

April 4, 2017
Cross Cutting
UN
Policy papers

Towards Integrated Implementation: Tools for Understanding Linkages and Developing Strategies for Policy Coherence

This first brief looks at tools designed to tackle one of the most daunting challenges of SDG implementation: integration and policy coherence. As almost anyone involved with SDG implementation is aware, measures that contribute to achieving one Goal may not always be beneficial for achieving other SDGs, due to “trade-offs” between outcomes.

Source: IISD

March 29, 2017
Cross Cutting
UN
Policy papers

UN Member States Discuss Climate-SDGs Linkages at High-Level Event

President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Peter Thomson convened a High-Level Event, titled ‘Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Agenda,’ in collaboration with the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The event sought to provide an opportunity to highlight synergies between actions to address climate change and the 2030 Agenda …

March 29, 2017
Goal 07, Goal 13, Goal 17
UN
Articles

Achieving Sustainable Development Goals from a Water Perspective

This paper addresses some of these challenges related to implementation and monitoring of the targets of the SDGs from a water perspective, based on the key findings of a conference organized in 2015 focused on three essential aspects of SDGs: indicators, inter-linkages, and implementation. The paper argues that indicators should not be too simple and …

March 8, 2017
Goal 02, Goal 03, Goal 06, Goal 11, Goal 12, Goal 15
UN
Articles
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