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UN urges accelerated efforts to achieve SDGs

António Guterres

If the world is to eradicate poverty, address climate change and build peaceful, inclusive societies for all by 2030, greater efforts are needed to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a United Nations report presented on Monday, July 17, 2017 by Secretary-General António Guterres. “Implementation has begun, but the clock is ticking,” stated Mr. Guterres. “This report shows ...

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Standard to measure progress toward SDGs, climate targets launched

Marion Verles

Gold Standard on Monday, July 10, 2017 launched Gold Standard for the Global Goals, a new standard to quantify, certify and maximise the contributions of climate and development interventions toward the Paris Climate Agreement and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The standard is set to help those who fund life-changing climate and development projects around the world – ...

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Africa Carbon Forum: Continent urged to work closer together on climate action, SDGs

Africa Carbon Forum 2017

African countries must work closer together when implementing national climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement and mobilising climate finance, whilst better integrating climate action into sustainable development planning. This was the key conclusion of ministers and key delegates who convened for the Africa Carbon Forum which ended on Friday, June 30, 2017 in Cotonou, Benin. Over 600 ...

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SDGs implementation in Ghana gets needed political backing

President-Nana-Akuffo-Addo-Ghana

The acceptance by President Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo of Ghana to chair the national High Level Inter-ministerial Committee on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been described as a move that has given the needed political backing to the implementation of the global goals in the country. And, to further demonstrate his commitment to this move, the President has ...

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France, IUCN collaborate to support global environment, development efforts

Inger Andersen

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has signed a new framework agreement with France for 2017-2020, which aims to support the Union’s work to conserve the planet’s biodiversity and achieve sustainable development. The new agreement focuses on improving the protection and management of the oceans, islands and coasts, conserving ecosystems to combat climate change, reducing the negative ...

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Amina Mohammed: Energy is at heart of Global Goals, Paris Agreement

Amina Mohammed

Speaking at this year’s Vienna Energy Forum, UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed said that achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal on energy, with its targets on universal access, energy efficiency and renewable energy, is central to both the UN’s global goals, and achieving the central goal of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which is to limit the maximum global ...

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Scientists provide guide to translate SDGs into reality

Heide Hackmann

Countries can achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by prioritising investments and policies that bolster positive relationships across the goals, says a new report released today by the International Council for Science (ICSU). The report examines the interactions between the SDGs – a universal set of goals to guide international development to 2030 – and applies a quantitative scale ...

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South-South Cooperation crucial for global goals, climate action, says report

Amina-Mohammed

A new report highlighting the role of South-South Cooperation in sustainable development and climate change challenges was launched on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the UN Climate Change Conference (SB46) holding in Bonn, Germany. The report, tagged “Catalysing the Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions in the Context of the 2030 Agenda through South-South Cooperation,” was created in a joint effort ...

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SDGs: How Nigeria can remain committed, focused, by Fadina

Lekan-Fadina

Against the backdrop of government’s recent ratifying of the Paris Climate Agreement, an environmentalist and climate change negotiator has listed a set of next-steps to ensure that Nigeria keeps to her commitment on compliance to the world order, especially as it relates to sustainable development. Prince Lekan Fadina, head of the Lagos-based Centre for Investment, Sustainable Development, Management and Environment ...

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Global investments towards meeting water, sanitation SDGs targets inadequate – WHO

MariaNeira

Countries are not increasing spending fast enough to meet the water and sanitation targets under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), says a new report published on Thursday, April 13, 2017 by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on behalf of UN-Water – the United Nations inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater-related issues, including sanitation. “Today, almost two billion people use a ...

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