Post Tagged with: "sustainable development"

Interview – Achim Steiner

Interview – Achim Steiner

Achim Steiner discusses the outcomes of the recent Paris Climate Conference, the role of philanthropy in combating climate change, and the concept of the Anthropocene.

Global Ambition and National Differentiation in the Paris Agreement and the SDGs

Global Ambition and National Differentiation in the Paris Agreement and the SDGs

The apparent success in reaching the Paris Agreement as well as the UN sustainable development goals should be treated with caution

The Sustainable Development Goals:  An Assessment of Ambition

The Sustainable Development Goals: An Assessment of Ambition

The SDGs provide global recognition to a broad spectrum of achievements, besides economic growth, that have come to be associated with ‘development’.

Lessons for Sustainable Development from the UN’s Global Desertification Regime

Lessons for Sustainable Development from the UN’s Global Desertification Regime

There is significant potential to link the global regimes for climate, biodiversity, trade, and water, in order to facilitate a broader sustainable development agenda.

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification: Issues and Challenges

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification: Issues and Challenges

Institutionalisation processes and the North-South debate limit the optimal deployment of the Convention in addressing poverty and ensuring sustainable development.

One Year After RIO+20: Is Sustainable Development on Track In India?

One Year After RIO+20: Is Sustainable Development on Track In India?

The idea of sustainable development might be rhetorical. With that in mind, there may be very little substance for the UN or other agencies to showcase.

Assessing Rio Plus 20

Assessing Rio Plus 20

It is too early to tell whether the Rio Plus 20 conference has been a success or failure. Assessing its impact rests on the question of whether or not political actors are able to build from the conference.

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