Tagged on: Sustainable Development Goals

Reports and Books
Environmental sustainability for human well-being in the Post 2015 Development Agenda
United Nations Environment Programme

Environmental sustainability is a prerequisite for sustained and irreversible socioeconomic development and poverty eradication. The present information note focuses on the interlinkages between the environmental, social and economic dimensions. Five key transformational issues can be synthesized from a review of these interlinkages.


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2015
Reports and Books
India health report: Nutrition 2015
Public Health Foundation of India

India is on the move. The past two decades have seen significant improvements in household incomes, agricultural productivity and child survival. Between 1990 and 2014, as the income of the average Indian rose by an average annual rate of 4.7 percent (in constant 2005 USD), crop yields (kilograms/hectare) of all food grains rose by an average annual rate of about 2.3 percent fewer children died in the first five years of their life on average annually.


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2015
Serials
Integrating the three dimensions of sustainable development : How to achieve a balanced, ambitious and inclusive framework : UNEP Post 2015 Note 1
United Nations Environment Programme

Growth and prosperity are being achieved at the expense of the planet’s life support systems, and at the expense of greater inequality. Disasters are reversing development gains. The three dimensions of sustainable development are clearly inter-dependent.


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2014
Serials
Eradicating poverty through an inclusive green economy : UNEP Post 2015 Note 6
United Nations Environment Programme

Ending poverty can be achieved if sustainable economic growth, social protection, and environmental health and stewardship are considered together. Tracking progress through new indicators should be part of the drive towards eradicating poverty irreversibly through smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.


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2014
Serials
Sustainable consumption and production and the SDGs : UNEP Post 2015 Note 2
United Nations Environment Programme

Achieving sustainable consumption and production patterns is not just an environmental issue||it is about maintaining the natural capital and hence productivity and capacity of our planet to meet human needs and sustains economic activities.


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2014
Serials
Environment for food and nutrition security : UNEP Post 2015 Note 7
United Nations Environment Programme

Profound imbalances are increasing pressures on ecosystems to satisfy a growing demand for quantity, quality and diversity of food. This will require substantial changes in the production, consumption and quality of food. We need to produce more food more efficiently and in a way that preserves the natural resource base to guarantee adequate food supply for now and future generations.


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2014
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Environmental dimensions of resilient and peaceful societies : UNEP Post 2015 Note 5
United Nations Environment Programme

At least 40 per cent of all violent conflicts in the last 60 years have been linked to natural resources. Climate change and increasing natural disasters are expected to increase the risk of such conflicts by degrading the available resource base.


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2014
Serials
Green and decent jobs for poverty eradication : UNEP Post 2015 Note 4
United Nations Environment Programme

Green jobs are not just for high-tech enterprises. Nature-based and other green jobs can create prosperity for all while safeguarding the Earth’s life support systems and the ecological foundation of the economy.


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2014
Serials
Human health and the environment : UNEP Post 2015 Note 3
United Nations Environment Programme

Ensuring a clean and healthy environment, through effective environmental management, will provide multiple benefits to society and the economy.


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2014
Reports and Books
Design and development of integrated indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals : Report : Senior expert meeting, 3-5 December 2014, Gland, Switzerland
United Nations Environment Programme

As part of the United Nations support to member countries in the development of the Sustainable Development Goals and following on from UNEA Resolution 1/4, UNEP organized an expert workshop on integrated indicators and the data revolution. The main aim was to develop integrated indicators which could support multiple goals and targets, using semantic networks and ontologies, relevant upto‐ date information and where needed big data derived from earth observation and mobile platforms.


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2014