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: Climate change, mitigation, Low Emission Development, agriculture
Navigating climate change mitigation and sustainable development in the tropics Representatives from VERTIC and the Earth Innovation Institute, consider bottom-up measures to improve land use in the ... [ +++ ]
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 Tuesday, 08 December 2015 / COP 21 - Edition 3 - Forests, Food and Agriculture
Tags: Laos, agroforestry, environmental law, climate change, development
Innovation, communities, food and commercial wood production in southern Laos Independent consultant, Stephen Midgley, considers a new agroforestry model being implemented by Stora Enso that meets the ... [ +++ ]
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: cities, mayors, local authorities, climate change mitigation, resilience, community development, innovation, UNFCCC, United States
... Greg Nickels, established the US Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement in 2005. The pledge recruited cities to meet the terms of the Kyoto Protocol, despite the fact that US federal government ... [ +++ ]
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 ... [ +++ ]
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