Sustainable development

Created on Thursday, 10 December 2015 / COP 21 - Edition 5 - Business, Investment and Innovation
Tags: index for investors, Brundtland principles, sustainable development, investment, energy
HELIO Index For Investors Helene Connor from HELIO International puts forward a new tool helping to identify areas for successful investment in climate-proof, sustainable energy projects.     HELIO ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 10 December 2015 / COP 21 - Edition 5 - Business, Investment and Innovation
Tags: Sustainable Development Goals, investment, financing for development, climate finance, Least Developed Countries Fund, Green Climate Fund
... identified climate change as a key mega trend effecting sovereign bonds. So far, and with only one more official day to go before the end of COP 21, only $200 million has been announced by some developed ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 10 December 2015 / COP 21 - Edition 5 - Business, Investment and Innovation
Tags: investment, decarbonisation, Prince of Wales, fossil fuel subsidies, Sustainable Development Goals, decoupling
... needing radical transformation and impede investment in clean energy and energy efficiency. Despite re-affirmation in 2015, the G20 major economies have been slow to deliver on their 2009 pledge to phase ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 09 December 2015 / COP 21 - Edition 4 - Energy and Water
Tags: Sustainable development, South Africa, energy markets, hydropower, water
Save water, produce energy, innovate to tackle climate change! Agathe Maupin from the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) paints a picture of the interconnected relationship between ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 09 December 2015 / COP 21 - Edition 4 - Energy and Water
Tags: UNFCCC, Sustainable Development Goals, 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, IRENA
Connecting the dots between the UNFCCC and the SDGs Alvin Leong, from Pace Global Center for Environmental Legal Studies argues for the global community to capitalise on the links between the international ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 08 December 2015 / COP 21 - Edition 3 - Forests, Food and Agriculture
Tags: Cities, Rio de Janeiro, COP21, sustainable agriculture, Sustainable Development Goals
Concrete actions for effective transformation Christino Áureo da Silva, State Government of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil discusses the Rio Rural approach which reconciles income generation and environmental ... [ +++ ]
Created on Monday, 07 December 2015 / COP 21 - Edition 2 - Climate and Gender
Tags: women, gender, climate, UN Women, Sustainable Development Goals
The 2015 climate agreement must recognise it: Women are key actors in climate solutions UN Women call for the amplification of women’s voices in all aspects of the fight against climate change.   ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 18 December 2014 / COP 20 - Wrap-up
Tags: gender equality, women’s empowerment, climate justice, UNFCCC, COP20, capacity building, sustainable development
Why gender equality and women’s voices are relevant (even) in climate change discourse UN Women’s Verona Collantes emphasises the need for Parties to appreciate and understand that the new climate agreement ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 18 December 2014 / COP 20 - Wrap-up
Tags: climate justice, sustainable development, capacity building, COP20, UNFCCC
Time to move from advocacy to action: Paris as the COP of decisions Stéphane Pouffary and Heather Rogers from ENERGIES 2050 emphasise the need to move from words to action and share some initiatives ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 18 December 2014 / COP 20 - Wrap-up
Tags: UNFCCC, sustainable development, diplomacy, integration, coherence, partnership, United Nations
The unification of climate and development in 2015 Kate Offerdahl from IISD explores the issues connecting the intergovernmental processes on climate change and sustainable development, and calls for ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 11 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 10 - Cites, Urban Governance and Transport
Tags: bicycles, cycling, sustainable transport, accessibility, sustainable development, inequality, India
... four per cent in 2008. In comparison with Chinese cities, the mode share of bicycles ranges from 11 per cent to 47 per cent, and in Beijing the cycle share is as high as 32 per cent. Bicycle shares in ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 11 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 10 - Cites, Urban Governance and Transport
Tags: sustainable transport, cities, COP20, UNFCCC, climate change mitigation, technology, sustainable development
... available National Communications typically reporting on the status in 2007-2010. At the same time, the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) focus on post-2020 actions. As a consequence, ... [ +++ ]
Created on Thursday, 11 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 10 - Cites, Urban Governance and Transport
Tags: cities, local authorities, sustainable development, United Nations, poverty eradication, slums, resilience
Sustainable Development Goals bring renewed focus to cities and human settlements Matt Boms from the Communitas Coalition examines the critical role of cities and local authorities in the Sustainable ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 9 - Mountains, Water and Oceans
Tags: education, sustainable development, civil society, COP20, YOUNGO, UNFCCC, Poland, Peru, youth, people’s climate march, climate justice, human rights, indigenous peoples
Reflections from COP20, Day 9 Dutch Youth Representative on Sustainable Development to the UN, Soscha de la Fuente highlights education as critical to addressing climate change and Serena Boccardo and ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 / Reflections
Tags: education, sustainable development, civil society, COP20, YOUNGO, UNFCCC, Poland, Peru, youth, people’s climate march, climate justice, human rights, indigenous peoples
Reflections from COP20, Day 9 Soscha de la Fuente, Dutch Youth Representative on Sustainable Development to the UN One of the big surprises for youth at this COP has been the Ministerial Declaration ... [ +++ ]
Created on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 8 - Climate Change, Development and Human Rights
Tags: poverty eradication, inequality, resilience, sustainable development, data, COP20, UNFCCC, Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, finance
Development that also grows those at risk and those in poverty Peter J Glynn from ATD Fourth World highlights the impact of climate change on the poor and the vulnerable and calls for countries to address ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 8 - Climate Change, Development and Human Rights
Tags: human rights, indigenous peoples, climate justice, exploitation, sustainable development, COP20, UNFCCC, stakeholder engagement
Indigenous voices have a right to be heard in the fight against climate change Andrea Berardi and Géraud de Ville from the Open University and Céline Tschirhart from Royal Holloway, University of London ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 8 - Climate Change, Development and Human Rights
Tags: human rights, COP20, UNFCCC, climate justice, sustainable development, UN Human Rights Council, 2015 climate agreement
... including their rights to information and participation. States have recognised that their obligations under human rights law are relevant to climate change. In 2009, the Human Rights Council adopted ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 8 - Climate Change, Development and Human Rights
Tags: sustainable development, sustainable development goals, UNFCCC, COP20, integration, coherence, climate change
Linking the climate change and Sustainable Development Goals processes Vositha Wijenayake from CAN South Asia and Joy Hyvarinen from the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development ... [ +++ ]
Created on Tuesday, 09 December 2014 / COP 20 - Day 8 - Climate Change, Development and Human Rights
Tags: adaptation, mitigation, resilience, agriculture, food security, UNFCCC, COP20, sustainable development, SDGs
Why we must climate-proof the poor in Africa Agriculture for Impact’s Katrin Glatzel discusses the need to build coherence between different UN processes to strengthen resilience of agricultural systems, ... [ +++ ]
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