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2018 VNR: Hungary

Voluntary National Review (VNR) on the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Hungary.

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Hungary
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers

2018 VNR: Greece

Voluntary National Review (VNR) on the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Greece.

Source UN

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Greece
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers

Sustainable development: for whom? A critical vision for coherence of Italian and European policies

It has only been three years since the new agenda for sustainable development was approved, and the international community is already behind schedule to reach its ambitious goals. All of the hype that went along with Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) produced a type of collective hypnosis, as if the mere fact …

Published: July 8, 2018
Italy
Monitoring & review tools, Policy papers

The EU’s post-2020 budget: guidelines for investing in Europe’s future

According to this position paper, the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) constitutes the European Union’s crucial financial instrument, not only for the budgetary discipline but also for investing into ground-breaking projects.
Before the new MFF begins in 2021, the European Union must seize the opportunity to purposefully set the monetary course for sustainable development, effective …

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EU, Germany
Policy papers

UN Secretary-General Releases Advance Version of 2018 SDG Progress Report

10 May 2018: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has issued the advance unedited version of the 2018 edition of his yearly report on progress towards the SDGs. The report is based on selected SDG indicators for which data were available, using the latest data as of 10 May 2018.

The report titled, ‘Progress towards the Sustainable …

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UN
Policy papers

Handbook for the preparation of VNR

This is a handbook for country preparation and presentation of voluntary national reviews (VNRs). It should be read in conjunction with the updated Secretary-General’s proposal for voluntary common reporting
guidelines for voluntary national reviews at the High-level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF). The updated Secretary-General’s voluntary common guidelines are attached in the handbook …

UN
Policy papers

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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UN
Policy papers
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