Alexander Ochs from Worldwatch Institute emphasises the need to focus on what can be won, both in terms of climate and development, through the decarbonisation of human activities.
Marcus Kaplan and Pieter Pauw from the German Development Institute highlight the potential for small-scale approaches to stimulate sustainable development on the ground and spur action in the international climate negotiations
Norma Cherry-Fevrier from the Ministry of Finance, Saint Lucia emphasises the need for investment in adaptation to protect small island states from the development losses caused by extreme weather events
The Global Water Partnership proposes that a sustainable development goal on water could promote international coherence on water related adaptation
Claire Willers writes about the Gold Standard Foundation’s work to deliver emissions reductions as well as sustainable development improvements such as wellbeing and the protection of ecosystems.
Surabhi Shankar from the Harvard Kennedy School explains the interconnected nature of climate change and development, suggesting three key areas the debate should focus on.
Authors from Priyamvada Sustainability Consulting LLC highlight the importance of ensuring that all countries take their fair share of responsibility in dealing with climate change and transitioning to sustainable development.
Stockholm International Water Institute’s Karin Lexén reminds us of the vital importance of understanding the inseparable links between cross-cutting water issues, climate change and sustainable development.
Deborah Phelan from the Earth Island delegation at COP 19 reflects on the highlights of the first Global Landscapes Forum, held this past weekend on the side lines of COP 19.