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Galapagos project shows way forward for sustainable development

NEW YORK: The success of a global renewable energy project on Ecuador's Galapagos archipelago has given a major boost to the idea of sustainable development, according to a report.

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Africa: Investing in Ecosystem-Based, Adaptation-Driven Agriculture for Sustainable Development

Editorial: Africa and its people have been suffering a lot with recurrent poverty, war and diversified insecurities for centuries. Many agree that this suffering is not due to lack of resources. The continent is blessed with Potentials of its Land, Rich Heritages and its People.

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Ethiopia: Skill Development Essential for Good Land Governance

"The 2030 Agenda (Sustainable Development Goals) cannot be achieved without the introduction of modern land management systems accompanied by good land governance," said the President of Ethiopia, Mr. Mulatu Teshome in his opening remarks at the Fourth High Level Forum on United Nations Global G ...

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'Now is the time for implementation,' Ban urges session on integrating UN sustainability agenda

2 May 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underlined the importance of devising creative and coherent approaches in linking the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development as world leaders continue to work towards successfully implementing the U ...

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UN urges action on sustainable development to create pathways for global 'transformation'

21 April 2016 – The President of the United Nations General Assembly today called on the international community to take action on the new UN sustainable development agenda in order to begin a transformation for the benefit of all people and the planet, or risk failure that will be felt for gene ...

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Water conservation needed for sustainable development: Uma Bharti

New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Urging people to conserve water, union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti on Monday said water conservation is essential for country's sustainable development.

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UN calls for political will to overcome inequality hindering sustainable development for all

30 March 2016 – Inequality is a universal challenge faced by least-developed, middle-income and developed countries alike, but which can be overcome by political will at national and international levels, the United Nations deputy chief said today.

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The 'clock is ticking' on climate and development goals, researcher warn

LONDON, March 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – If the world continues to postpone taking ambitious action on climate change and doesn’t take advantage of a wide range of technologies to reduce emissions, the new Sustainable Development Goals will be much harder to achieve, a Berlin-based resear ...

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INTERVIEW: Managing disaster risk vital for sustainable development, UN official stresses

10 March 2016 – Nearly 350 reported disasters, over 22,000 deaths, 98.6 million people affected, and $66.5 billion in economic damage. That was the devastating toll of disasters worldwide in 2015, according to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

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From fish to finance: Sustainable development affects every sector

In order to meet the SDGs, we need a clear and ambitious overarching EU strategy for implementing the 2030 Agenda. All aspects of EU policy, from trade to agriculture to finance, will be affected and EU decision-makers must begin to ensure that happens today, writes Geneviève Pons.

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Forestry in the new development era

A broader understanding of “forestry” can lead to greater reach and more powerful impact, says Center for International Forestry Research director-general Peter Holmgren.

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UN agency puts fast-growing fish trade on the ‘sustainability’ menu

22 February 2016 – Top fishery officials are gathering in Morocco this week to discuss sustainable trade practices in a $144 billion industry that provides developing countries with more export revenue than meat, tobacco, rice and sugar combined.

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Governments Set Stage for Action on Environmental Aspects of Humanitarian Crises and Risks to Human Health

Gathering in Lead-up to Second UN Environment Assembly Marks Progress on Implementing Environmental Dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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Tanzanian girl petitions leaders to provide clean water

A 15-year-old Tanzanian girl and her community are calling on Tanzania’s political leaders to keep their promise of providing clean water for their impoverished village.

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This must be 'year of traction' to propel 2030 development Agenda, says UN chief

8 February 2016 – Just as 2015 was a year of “global action” with the adoption of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, so 2016 must be a year of “global traction” to ensure that 3.1 billion people worldwide are not left behind in the race to end poverty, United Nations Secretar ...

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Evaluate education system in context of sustainable development goals’

HMEDABAD: The year 2015 was significant for policymakers across the globe as 193 nations including India accepted sustainable development goals (SDGs) and it was soon followed by Paris Agreement at COP 21.

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Behind the COP21 Climate Victory; a Human Victory?

Now that the fireworks have faded along with some of the afterglow from the very successful COP21 meeting in Paris we must begin in earnest in deciding what 2016 will bring.

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Researchers map top 100 development questions

The growing role of the private sector and emerging economies in development have made it onto a list of the biggest research needs to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), collated by academics and nongovernmental organisations.

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New report highlights how business can support sustainable development goals

Innovative partnerships can provide solutions to environmental, social and ethical challenges

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UNEP Launches Environment and Trade Hub to Support Countries in Sustainable Development Goals Implementation

Nairobi, 14 December 2015 - The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today launched the Environment and Trade Hub, an initiative which will assist countries to use sustainable trade as a vehicle for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Signing of Partnership Agreement with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity of the United Nations: Strengthening international cooperation for the conservation and use of biodiversity toward sustainable development

On December 4, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) (1) of the United Nations at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate ...

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UN health agency outlines global trends and looks ahead to 2030 targets

8 December 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) today issued a comprehensive analysis of global health trends since 2000, and laid out actions that should be prioritized over the next 15 years to achieve the newly-agreed United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), saying that univ ...

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United Nations declares 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.

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Addressing Climate Change Through Sustainable Development

ROME, Nov 29 2015 (IPS) - Climate change impacts are already upon us. Sea levels are rising, glaciers and ice are melting. People in poor countries are struggling to cope and adapt. Even developed countries are facing adverse consequences, taxing their own adaptive capacities to increased floodi ...

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Six steps to realising the sustainable development goals

After the launch of the SDGs to set the development agenda until 2030, our expert panel discuss how the goals can be achieved

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Aprovechamiento sustentable, herramienta para revertir pobreza

México, 17 Nov (Notimex).- México está convencido de que el aprovechamiento sustentable es una herramienta que puede convivir con el cuidado de la biodiversidad, además de ser ideal para ayudar a revertir el problema de la pobreza, afirmó el titular de la Semarnat, Rafael Pacchiano Alamán.

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We have SDGs now, but how do we measure them?

Does the world agree on the definition of a mountain? Is internet access a “basic service” for all people? Should the same-sized cities in China and Jamaica be held to the same standards?

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Asia-Pacific resilience critical for sustainable development

BANGKOK — Nothing erases development as suddenly and severely as natural disasters.

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Opinion: 2016: The year of sustainable development?

The European Commission on 27 October published its work programme for 2016. This document appears to show that the Juncker Commission’s thinking has evolved since it took up office a year ago and there is some suggestion that after one year in office, President Juncker and his Commission are st ...

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UN Development Goals: Sustaining the Southeast Asian Fisherman

The UN Sustainable Development Goals highlight the need to protect the oceans, coastlines and small-scale fishermen. However, this may be in conflict with ASEAN’s bid to reach the targets set out in the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint.

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Africa: Aligning Sustainable Development Goals With Climate-Resilient Growth

In December 2015 the UN will host the 21st annual Conference of Parties (COP 21) negotiations to achieve universal commitment to an ambitious, legally binding agreement on climate change.

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How can science policy help to deliver the global goals?

The scientific community has helped to generate the momentum behind the sustainable development goals. By linking evidence to policy in timely, thoughtful and sensitive ways, scientists can now contribute to the task of implementation.

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At UN, Latin American leaders underline ‘insufficient’ progress, urgent need to address climate change

3 October 2015 – Opening the floor at the United Nations General Assembly today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador said “we have concluded a stage in the world’s history marked by important progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), however, this progress has not ...

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Goals galore

The nations of the world approved a new development agenda in New York over the past weekend.

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Environmental protection decisive to sustainable development, PM

Environmental protection is both the target and basic content of sustainable development, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said at the fourth National Conference on the Environment in Hanoi on September 30.

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Science underpins new development goals

[NEW YORK] Negotiators of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted last week in New York, have stressed the role of science in meeting the wide range of concerns that the new goals aim to address by 2030.

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What women can do for sustainability goals

[NEW YORK] As a woman, I was intrigued to learn that the UN’s post-2015 development agenda gives a special role to women. Not only does the list of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include a specific goal to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; the role of women is also c ...

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Public Health 2.0: Planetary Health

This week, the United Nations unveiled 17 goals-- and 168 targets - that comprise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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World won't achieve its development goals without India coming through: Bill Gates Read more at:

Last week, the United Nations adopted 17 ambitious goals, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which aim to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change over the next 15 years.

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Yes, it is our business: how corporations can help on Sustainable Development Goals

The shift in the perceived role of corporations as solely profit generators to agents for positive change has become clearer than ever before with the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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UN adopts new Global Goals, charting sustainable development for people and planet by 2030

25 September 2015 – The 193-Member United Nations General Assembly today formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with a set of bold new Global Goals, which Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hailed as a universal, integrated and transformative vision for a better world.

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Trees alone don't make a forest

Sustainable Development Goal number 15 aims at halting deforestation by 2020. It might sound ambitious - but even that, environmentalists say, is not enough. At debate is the definition of "forest."

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Why Partnerships for Forests are Critical to Achieving the SDGs

As world governments meet this week to set goals for eradicating poverty and create sustainable development opportunities, we are marking Climate Week NYC with a particular focus today on forests.

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A new era, a new plan: can the UN's sustainable development goals succeed?

UN’s aim of ending global poverty, hunger and gender inequality by 2030 has a long way to go after the millennium development goals’ patchy results

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Leaders aim for sustainable development after Millennium goals success

After a decade of dramatic global health and economic advances, world leaders are set to adopt a sweeping agenda to eradicate extreme poverty and child mortality and spur efforts to slow climate change and preserve the environment..

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Ahead of sustainability summit, ‘Global Goals’ will light up UN Secretariat building in New York

22 September 2015 – The United Nations Secretariat Building in New York will be illuminated this evening with massive projections relating to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ahead of the three-day special UN summit beginning on Friday.

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India Key For Success of Sustainable Development Goals: Arvind Panagariya

United Nations: India's success in sustaining high growth and poverty alleviation will substantially contribute to achieving the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, a top policy adviser to the Indian government has said.

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Our Fraying Ecosystems

When the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were launched 15 years ago, the environment was largely an afterthought. The MDG goal that addressed environmental concerns was awkwardly designed and lacked ambition.

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Sustainable Development Goals: A new course for people and planet

The unveiling of the Sustainable Development Goals next week will be a milestone moment for our collective future.

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Global Goals campaign seeks to make sustainable development famous

When world leaders gather in New York for the UN general assembly next week, they will commit to a plan to end extreme poverty, tackle inequality and reduce the impact of climate change by 2030.

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