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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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

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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 …

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 …

Goal 02, Goal 03, Goal 06, Goal 11, Goal 12, Goal 15
UN
Articles

Sustainable Development Goal Labs (SDG Labs)

The SDG Lab is a space where Member States, UN, civil society, international organisations and other stakeholders can share their challenges and successful practices in implementing Agenda 2030, where their results can be disseminated wand where emerging ideas, policies and partnerships can be experimented. The SDG Lab is a connector, a convener and an amplifier.

Cross Cutting, Goal 06, Goal 07, Goal 11, Goal 15
UN
Other

Sustainable Development Goals: Implementation in Europe – Delivering on the Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Conference report (EEB, EESC,UNEP): “Sustainable Development Goals – Implementation in Europe” and preparations for the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA2) in 2016.

The message of the more-than-220 participants representing a wide range of stakeholders was very clear: Business-as-usual will not work because the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda “Transforming the World”, is …

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EU, UN
Policy papers
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