Tagged on: Ecosystem management

Foresight Briefs
Emerging Sponge Cities - Foresight Brief No. 005 - January 2018
United Nations Environment Programme

As global populations converge steadily into cities (UN, 2017), fast growing cities are suffering with intensi ed hydroclimatic hazards. In China, more cities are facing challenges associated with urban sustainability and urban water issues such as aging/outdated water and wastewater infrastructures, urban ooding and a high frequency of extreme weather (Li et al., 2017; Lv and Zhao, 2013). The emerging concept and construction of “sponge cities” is an effective approach to solving urban rainstorms(Liu et al., 2015; Xia et al., 2017) and seeks to enhance cities capacity on ood prevention.


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2018
Our Planet
The Global Environment Facility: Delivering Solutions for a Sustainable Future - Our Planet September 2017
United Nations Environment Programme

In this issue of Our Planet, government leaders, policymakers and experts explore the work of the Global Environment Facility and how the partnership is working to drive progress on the world’s most pressing environmental challenges.


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2017
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Life Below Water: Conserve and Sustainably Use the Oceans, Seas, and Marine Resources for Sustainable Development
The World Bank

Almost 90 percent of global marine fish stocks are now fully exploited or overfished, and wild capture fisheries struggle without sound regulatory frameworks and strong enforcement. The status of marine biodiversity is closely connected with ocean pollution and acidification. About two-thirds of the world’s oceans showed signs of increased human impact between 2008 and 2013. Goal 14 recognizes these broad challenges and seeks the conservation and sustainable use of oceans.


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2017
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Life On Land: Protect, Restore, and Promote Sustainable Use of Terrestrial Ecosystems, Sustainably Manage Forests, Combat Desertification, Halt and Reverse Land Degradation, and Halt Biodiversity Loss.
The World Bank

Human activity can have a detrimental effect on forests and other parts of the environment, and Goal 15 pledges to reduce or reverse these consequences to provide a more viable ecological platform for sustainable development.


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2017
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Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions: Promote Peaceful and Inclusive Societies for Sustainable Development, Provide Access to Justice for All, and Build Effective, Accountable, and Inclusive Institutions at All Levels
The World Bank

Goal 16 promotes just, transparent, and accountable governance, together with inclusive frameworks and peaceful societies.


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2017
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No Poverty: End Poverty in All Its Forms Everywhere
The World Bank
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2017
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Gender Equality: Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls
The World Bank

Goal 5 offers an opportunity to deliver transformative actions for addressing these constraints and for accelerating progress toward stronger economies.


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2017
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Good Health and Well-Being: Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-Being for All At All Ages
The World Bank

Goal 3 addresses causes of premature death and seeks universal health coverage, so that people can obtain health care without great financial penalty.


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2017
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Quality Education: Ensure Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education and Promote Lifelong Learning Opportunities for All
The World Bank

Goal 4 aims to make learning opportunities accessible to all. It also examines the quality of education, which plays a large role in sustainable development and poverty alleviation. Investment in human capital at various ages accelerates improvement in other areas.


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2017
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Reduced Inequalities: Reduce Inequality Within and Among Countries
The World Bank

By providing a platform for sustained income growth among the poorer segments of society, Goal 10 aims to reduce inequalities between a country’s citizens and to promote shared prosperity and gains in wealth for all.


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2017