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Toward an international legally binding agreement on plastics and plastic pollution

The case for an international agreement on plastics and plastic pollution is growing. Existing frameworks, including the UN Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS), UN Regional Seas Programmes and the Sustainable Development Goals among others, have spurred the adoption of measures to reduce marine plastic pollution. However, current initiatives primarily focus on the …

Published: November 28, 2017
Goal 03, Goal 06, Goal 13, Goal 14, Goal 15
UN
Policy papers

Italy and the Sustainable Development Goals

ASviS’s 2017 Report highlights that, notwithstanding the progress made in certain areas throughout the last few years, Italy continues to fall short of a condition of sustainable development, as defined by the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, adopted on September 25th 2015 by 193 UN countries. The country will therefore not be able to achieve …

Published: November 24, 2017
Cross Cutting
Italy
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers

The Lancet Commission on pollution and health

The Lancet Commission on pollution and health addresses the full health and economic costs of air, water, and soil pollution. Through analyses of existing and emerging data, the Commission reveals pollution’s severe and underreported contribution to the Global Burden of Disease.

Pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and premature death in the …

Published: November 24, 2017
Cross Cutting
UN
Policy papers

Tackling pollution is essential for meeting SDG poverty objectives

This paper identifies the links between poverty and the risks from different types of pollution, with examples from around the world, and examines how these risks pose a threat to
the achievement of the SDGs. Finally, it sets out how policies can be evaluated and formulated to reduce these risks and target action to …

Published: November 18, 2017
Cross Cutting
UN
Policy papers

Letter to Jucker: Reflection paper on EU finances

Joint letter from SDG Watch Europe, CEEweb for Biodiversity, CEE bankwatch network

SDG Watch Europe input to the Reflection paper on EU finances asking for sustainability proofing the future EU budget based on a set of sustainability principles.

Source: SDG Watch Europe

Published: September 28, 2017
Cross Cutting, Goal 17
EU
Policy papers

Input Major Group of NGOs for CPR – UNEA3

Even if we immediately focus on incremental steps, the NGO Major Group stresses that we will only solve the overall pollution with major systems change, including the internalisation of environmental costs in the price and phasing out excess consumerism. Raising awareness about drivers for pollution and involving youth and other stakeholders in finding solutions is …

Published: September 28, 2017
Cross Cutting
UN
Policy papers

Sustainability under construction: Germany and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – An Overview

Based on the 17 SDGs, this shadow report formulates analyses, criticism and possible recommendations for action for 17 subject areas, from poverty in old age to German foreign policy (in Part II).

Published by CorA – Netzwerk für Unternehmensverantwortung, Deutscher Bundesjugendring, Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund, Deutscher Naturschutzring, Diakonie Deutschland, Forum Menschenrechte, Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung, Global …

Published: July 11, 2017
Cross Cutting
Germany
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers

Official Position Paper for the 2017 HLPF – NGO Major Group

The NGO Major Group recommends the following regarding the SDGs under review in 2017:

– Goal 1: Addressing the causes and manifestations of structural poverty requires holistic,
context-specific solutions interlinked with all other goals. Governments should report on
their efforts to increase opportunities, wellbeing, and resilience among all sectors of
society. …

Published: July 11, 2017
Cross Cutting
UN
Policy papers

6th Scenario : Sustainable Europe for its citizens

More than 250 non-government organisations from across Europe have released an alternative vision for a more democratic, just and sustainable Europe.

Intended to influence the debate on the future direction of Europe, this alternative vision is endorsed by organisations representing a multitude of public interest issues, including labour rights, culture, development, environment, health, women’s rights, …

Published: June 22, 2017
Cross Cutting
EU
Policy papers

SDG Watch Europe input to the Reflection paper on EU finances

Even though the EU budget has changed a lot in the last decades, it still requires ambitious reform to enable it to be a positive driver of change, meet the expectations of the people for an ambitious future for Europe, and accordingly support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainability principles for the future …

Published: June 22, 2017
Goal 17
EU
Policy papers
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