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UNEP, Zayed International Foundation Partner on Green Economy Textbook [viewed]

unep_zayed29 January 2016: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Zayed International Foundation for the Environment will produce an international textbook on inclusive green economy, covering macroeconomic theory and specific sectoral policies. The textbook will provide researchers with a comprehensive analytical framework for studying green economy and will contain regional perspectives to enable policy design.

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E15 Examines Global Trade and Investment for Sustainable Development, Climate Action [viewed]

inititaive1522 January 2016: The E15 Initiative, organized by The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the World Economic Forum (WEF), released a series of papers on policy options for responding to critical global challenges, along with recommendations for reshaping the global trade and investment system. According to the Initiative, further work is needed to gain clarity on national actions that countries must take to meet their commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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UNEP GEMS/Water Supports SDG Implementation, Opens Capacity Development Centre in Ireland [viewed]

unep_gems_water27 January 2016: The UN Environment Programme Global Environmental Monitoring System, Water (UNEP GEMS/Water) has opened a global Capacity Development Centre in Ireland, hosted by the University College Cork (UCC). The Centre will build capacity in developing countries for water quality monitoring and assessment, supported by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, Ireland, and Irish Aid.

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UNCTAD, ICC Set Plans for SDGs Implementation [viewed]

iccUNCTAD22 January 2016: The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) laid out plans for new collaborative efforts to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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'Champions 12.3' Take on SDG Food Waste Target [viewed]

champions_12.321 January 2016: A coalition of 30 international leaders, including CEOs, government ministers and civil society leaders, announced an inititaive to encourage more ambitious action on global food waste reduction. 'Champions 12.3' is named for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 12.3, which calls to halve per capita food waste and reduce food losses by 2030. The coalition is co-chaired by UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Achim Steiner and Tesco Group Chief Executive Dave Lewis.

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Central Asia, UNEP Cooperate on SCP, Mountain Issues [viewed]

UNEP22 January 2016: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) reported on its cooperation with Central Asian countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly on mountain issues, waste management, green economy and sustainable consumption and production (SCP). According to a UNEP press release, countries have made progress in identifying priorities for action on sustainable development.

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High-Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment to Contribute to SDGs [viewed]

United Nations21 January 2016: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the creation of a High-Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment, which aims to mobilize concrete action on gender equality and provide specific recommendations for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls) and 8 (Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all). The Panel is supported by the UK and the World Bank Group.

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Millennium Institute Launches "iSDG" Simulation Tool [viewed]

isdg13 January 2016: The Millennium Institute launched the Integrated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Planning Model (iSDG), a tool to simulate trends towards achieving the SDGs under a business-as-usual scenario (BAU), to explore potential impacts of alternative scenarios, and to model trends up to 2050. iSDG features a dashboard displaying the BAU performance of all 17 Goals, which can be manipulated to explore alternative scenarios.

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AfDB Launches Tool to Track Progress on Development "High-Fives" [viewed]

high_five18 January 2016: The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a tool for tracking progress on its "High-Five" key development priorities and creating opportunities for corrective action. The application tracks country progress in the High-Five areas identified by AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina as critical for implementing AfDB's Strategy 2013- 2022 and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Light up and power Africa, Feed Africa, Integrate Africa, Industrialize Africa, and Improve the quality of life for people in Africa.

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India Begins SDG Implementation at National, State Levels [viewed]

Indian Flag14 January 2016: The Government of India and the leadership of India's Assam State have initiated efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which took effect on 1 January 2016.

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