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Stakeholders Assess SLCPs' Impacts on Post-2015 Development Agenda [viewed]

ccac_who_unep_igsd24 July 2015: The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development (IGSD), and the World Bank co-sponsored a side event focused on how fast mitigation of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) could contribute to the post-2015 development agenda and the fulfillment of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Africa Kick Starts Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Implementation [viewed]

unisdr_au23 July 2015: African Governments gathered in Yaoundé, Cameroon, from 20-23 July 2015, to launch a global drive to apply the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). Representatives from 37 African Governments agreed to work together towards substantial reductions in disaster losses over the next 15 years, including reductions in mortality, the numbers of people affected and the economic damage caused by natural and human-induced hazards.

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Event: Implementing the Oceans SDG: From Knowledge to Action [viewed]

The conference aims to discuss and identify how to achieve the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on oceans, including how to make the best use of scientific knowledge and put oceans on a sustainable pathway. Participants will also address implementation of the proposed SDG. The Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) in partnership with the US Embassy in France and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC/UNESCO) are organizing the conference.  

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ESCAP, ADB Discuss Development Finance in Asia-Pacific [viewed]

logo_ffdiii16 July 2015: The Asia-Pacific region could face between US$2.1 trillion and US$2.5 trillion per year in costs to close infrastructure gaps, expand basic social protection and address climate mitigation and adaptation in order to meet commitments under the post-2015 development agenda, according to a report published by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and launched on the margins of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3).

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UNFCCC, UNCCD and UNEP Highlight Development Benefits of Linking Land and Climate Agendas [viewed]

unfccc_unccd_unep13 July 2015: In their joint op-ed, titled 'The Land Battle for Sustainable Development,' Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), underscore the "huge, largely untapped potential for rapid gains in both the fight against climate change and efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs].”

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UNEP Launches Reports on Design of a Sustainable Financial System [viewed]

unep-un14 July 2015: The UN Environment Programme launched a series of reports from its ongoing inquiry into the design of a sustainable financial system, on the occasion of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Programme to Build DRR in Sub-Saharan Africa Announced at Margins of FfD3 [viewed]

UNISDR14 July 2015: An €80-million funding package has been unveiled to support disaster risk management across Sub-Saharan Africa. The five-year ‘Building Disaster Resilience to Natural Hazards in Sub-Saharan African Regions, Countries and Communities' programme was announced on the sidelines of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The European Union is helping to fund the programme, while the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is one of the partners that will help to implement it.

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FfD3 Side Event Discusses Science, Technology and Innovation Post-2015 [viewed]

logo_ffdiii13 July 2015: On the sidelines of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3), the informal UN Inter-agency Working Group (IAWG) on a Technology Facilitation Mechanism noted that innovative and affordable technology solutions will have to be developed, transferred and disseminated at an unprecedented scale in order to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development at a global level by 2030. It also outlined the need to: build science, technology and innovation (STI) capacity and enabling policy environments; and facilitate technology development, transfer and dissemination.

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OECD and UNDP Launch 'Tax Inspectors Without Borders' at FfD Conference [viewed]

oecd-undp13 July 2015: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) launched the 'Tax Inspectors Without Borders' (TIWB) initiative at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD). The initiative aims to help developing countries increase domestic resource mobilization (DRM) by strengthening their tax audit capacities and is anticipated to help countries realize the post-2015 development agenda.

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ECOSOC Dialogue Focuses on Regional Transition to SDGs [viewed]

ECOSOC9 July 2015: Member States discussed the regional dimension of the transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during the UN's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) annual Dialogue with the Executive Secretaries of the UN Regional Commissions. The Dialogue 'Managing the transition to the SDGs: What will it take at the Regional Level' took place on 9 July 2015 in New York, US.

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