Tagged on: Sustainable Development Goals

Reports and Books
Sustainable consumption and production indicators for the future SDGs : UNEP discussion paper, March 2015
United Nations Environment Programme

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the development of an integrated, science-­‐based set of indicators to monitor progress towards SCP patterns which supports the achievement of the SDGs. An effort is made to identify indicators which can be applied to measure more than one target, and which contribute to making them transformative by building inter-­‐linkages and complementarities between the targets and the goals which they underpin. The report also attempts to show that the use of positive indicators can help illustrate the return on investment in SCP. Wherever possible, positive indicators were selected in preference to others, to highlight benefits from SCP and to show that such progress could be the starter of virtuous circles of action.


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2015
Reports and Books
A common approach for developing SDG integrated indicators
United Nations Environment Programme
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2015
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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
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