New report argues that the only way to offset the socio-economic devastation resulting from the pandemic is to make “smart investments in economic, societal and climate resilience”

The SDG Hub of the International Institute for Sustainable Development discusses a new UN report that underscores role of SDGs in emerging from the pandemic. The report depicts resilience as going hand-in-hand with sustainable development, noting that one cannot exist without the other.   World Economic Situation and Prospects Report Underscores Role of SDGs in … Continue reading New report argues that the only way to offset the socio-economic devastation resulting from the pandemic is to make “smart investments in economic, societal and climate resilience”

New EEA analysis on Europe’s actions on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

A vast majority of the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) 39 member and cooperating countries are putting in action United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including those focused on climate action, water and sanitation, and affordable and clean energy, according to a pan-European assessment, published recently, of how the SDGs are being implemented.   European countries … Continue reading New EEA analysis on Europe’s actions on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

New report identifies 10 key pillars that are considered essential to the effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) recently published a news item about a new report related to monitoring implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.   Progressing National SDGs Implementation: An Independent Assessment of the Voluntary National Review Reports Submitted to the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2019 Key Messages Countries … Continue reading New report identifies 10 key pillars that are considered essential to the effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

New EEA report analyses ‘drivers of change’ providing insights on their impacts on EU sustainability ambitions

A wide variety of rapid and long-term societal developments in Europe and globally have important effects on the environment in Europe. A European Environment Agency (EEA) report, published this week, analyses these ‘drivers of change’, providing insights on their impacts on EU sustainability ambitions.   Complex network of European and global developments impacts sustainability The … Continue reading New EEA report analyses ‘drivers of change’ providing insights on their impacts on EU sustainability ambitions

Finance is critical if the world is to meet Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7

Olivia Coldrey, Lead Finance Specialist from Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) writes on the SDG Knowledge Hub website of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) about the new investment that is urgently needed to achieve universal energy access by 2030.   New SEforALL Research Shows Urgent Investment Needed to Achieve Universal Energy Access by … Continue reading Finance is critical if the world is to meet Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7

The WBCSD 7th annual review of corporate ESG reporting and disclosure finds 88% of member companies have improved their overall scores since 2015

Catherine Benson Wahlén writes on the SDG Knowledge Hub website of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) about the findings from the seventh annual review from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) of corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting and disclosure.   WBCSD Finds Corporate Reports Focus Most on SDGs 8, … Continue reading The WBCSD 7th annual review of corporate ESG reporting and disclosure finds 88% of member companies have improved their overall scores since 2015

New report assessing progress on the targets of SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) that relate to industrialisation

UNIDO has published a report that assesses the progress on the targets of SDG 9. Nathalie Risse explains in an article on the e SDG Knowledge Hub website of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD).   UNIDO Charts Progress on Six SDG Indicators for Industrialization The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) released a report … Continue reading New report assessing progress on the targets of SDG 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) that relate to industrialisation

New report explores how a number of African countries are designing systems to simultaneously achieve their climate targets and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India, published a report titled, ‘SDG Footprint of African NDCs: Advancing the Co-benefits Approach,’ which explores how a number of African countries are designing systems to simultaneously achieve their climate targets and the SDGs. Wangu Mwangi explains in an article on the SDG Knowledge Hub of the International Institute … Continue reading New report explores how a number of African countries are designing systems to simultaneously achieve their climate targets and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)