Institutional Framework for SD

IRENA Reviews Indicators of Renewable Energy Deployment Policies in Developing Countries [viewed]

IRENAFebruary 2014: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in collaboration with the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), has undertaken a systematic review of literature on indicators of effectiveness, efficiency, equity and institutional feasibility of national renewable energy deployment policies, with a focus on developing countries.

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People's Voices Brief Released for OWG 8 [viewed]

UNDG31 January 2014: The UN Development Group (UNDG) has issued a 'People's Voices Issue Brief' conveying views on topics for the eighth session of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including: oceans and seas; forests and biodiversity; promoting equality, including social equity, gender equality and women's empowerment; conflict prevention, post-conflict peace-building and promotion of durable peace; and rule of law and governance.

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UNDP Highlights Lessons from Asia-Pacific HIV Responses [viewed]

UNDP29 January 2013: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has published a report, titled ‘A Post-2015 Development Agenda: Lessons from the Governance of HIV Responses in Asia and the Pacific,' which highlights how lessons learned from integrating governance principles into the health sector can accelerate global efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and inform and shape discussions on the post-2015 development agenda.

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Statistical Notes Address Data and Monitoring Challenges for OWG 8 [viewed]

owgJanuary 2014: The UN has released statistical notes advising on data and monitoring challenges in relation to topics under discussion at the eighth session of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which include: promoting equality, including social equity, gender equality and women's empowerment; and conflict prevention, post-conflict peacebuilding and the promotion of durable peace, rule of law and governance.

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Event: Expert Group Meeting on HLPF [viewed]

The Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) is holding an expert group meeting (EGM) on agenda-setting for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The concept note and programme are available online.  

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World Economic Forum Focuses on Climate Change, Post-2015 [viewed]

World Economic Forum25 January 2014: The 44th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) focused on 'The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business.' Many speeches, events and presentations throughout the meeting centered on the impacts of climate change and global poverty, while participants looked forward to an ambitious post-2015 development agenda to address many of these challenges. 

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UNEP Report Details Transformation in Land Use [viewed]

UNEP24 January 2014: A report titled 'Assessing Global Land Use: Balancing Consumption with Sustainable Supply,' which was produced by the International Resource Panel, was presented by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) at the 2014 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

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ECOSOC Releases Report on Enhancing the CSW [viewed]

UN Women Logo19 December 2013: The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has released a report, titled ‘Ways and means to further enhance the impact of the work of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)' (E/CN.6/2014/14). The report reviews the CSW's work and makes recommendations on, inter alia, its methods and programme of work as well as its outcome format.

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Event: Green Growth Knowledge Platform Regional Practitioners' Workshop [viewed]

The Green Growth Knowledge Platform's (GGKP) Workshop on Green Growth in Africa, titled 'Pathways to Green Growth in Africa,' aims to: explore the rationale for green(er) growth in an African context; facilitate policy dialogue and knowledge sharing; and discuss practical implementation issues. The workshop will focus on setting an African green growth vision through thematic sessions and exploring linkages among natural resources management, renewable energy and greening infrastructure. Participants will, inter alia, focus on green growth landscapes in Africa, including a discussion on the specific challenges faced by African countries, such as high dependence on natural resources for growth and rapid infrastructure, and discuss green growth in practice, including discussions on forest-friendly growth in the Congo Basin and parallel sessions designed to facilitate an exchange of ideas and identify areas for collaboration. Also during the workshop, The Program on Forests (PROFOR) will convene sessions, providing a practical introduction for assessing and monitoring forest governance and enhancing climate resilience including through climate change mitigation and adaptation.  

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GGKP Launches Green Growth Knowledge-Sharing Website [viewed]

Green Growth22 January 2014: The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) has launched its knowledge-sharing platform and opened an office in Geneva, Switzerland. The events were marked with a high-level panel debate, titled 'Green Economy and Green Growth: Passing Fad or Future Paradigm?' The GGKP is a consortium of institutions and organizations working to identify and address knowledge gaps on green growth theory and practice.

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