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Europe Ambition 2030: Open Letter to the Heads of States and Governments Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome

Open letter to the Heads of States and Governments during the international conference “Europe Ambition 2030 – Make Europe the world leader of sustainable development: a unique opportunity to build a stronger European Union” held in the Italian Chamber of deputies’ Sala della Regina on the occasion of the Sixtieth anniversary of the Treaties of …

Published: April 3, 2017
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EU, Italy
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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

Published: March 29, 2017
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UN
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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 …

Published: March 6, 2017
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EU, UN
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Reforming Europe towards Sustainability

The present paper identifies three conditions for making progress: the recognition of well-being, rather than growth in GDP, as an overall objective; achieving sustainable lifestyles; and reforming governance to better serve the goal of sustainable development. Specific proposals under the latter heading include reform of the Commission’s REFIT and impact assessment processes, creation of a …

Published: March 6, 2017
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EU
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Budapest water summit 2016: messages and policy recommendations

The messages and Policy Recommendations of the Budapest Water Summit 2016 were gathered in this document.

Regarding the five high level messages it was highlighted water is not only the most critical natural asset, but also is an enabler and an inter-connector. At the same time the document stresses that the increased water-related vulnerability and …

Published: March 2, 2017
Goal 06
UN
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Towards a sustainable future: EU implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development

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In Europe, WWF is calling for an EU overarching and high profile strategy for implementation of the 2030 Agenda. It should complement the efforts of Member States and demonstrate the added value of joint action at the EU level.

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En Europa, WWF está pidiendo una estrategia global de alto perfil para aplicar la …

Published: March 2, 2017
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EU
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Poland Case Study- Analysis of National Strategies for Sustainable Development

The “Sustainable Development Strategy for Poland up to 2025” (Polska 2025) is the main framework, elaborated by the Polish Government. It is a multidimensional strategy and the focal point for other plans, programmes and strategies. Due to its longterm perspective, sustainable development is perceived of as a process that allows for a gradual balancing of …

Published: March 2, 2017
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Poland
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Mainstreaming sustainable development – The Government’s vision and what this means in practice

This refreshed vision and our commitments build on the principles that underpinned the UK’s 2005 SD strategy, by recognising the needs of the economy, society and the natural environment, alongside the use of good governance and sound science. Sustainable development recognises that the three ‘pillars’ of the economy, society and the environment are interconnected. The …

Published: March 1, 2017
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United Kingdom
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