Released at the opening of the Bonn Climate Change Conference on 1 June, Climate 2020 builds on two prior reports by UNA-UK entitled Global Development Goals, which focused exclusively on the post-2015 development agenda.
Étiqueté : sustainable development
Integrated strategies on sustainable development, climate change mitigation and adaptation in Western Europe
After introducing this new governance approach, we describe the policy rationale, prevalence, governance characteristics and performance of three distinct yet thematically related, integrated strategies on sustainable development, climate change mitigation and adaptation in the EU-15 countries
The main goal of the article is to show the state of energy security of Ukraine, analyze its tendencies and challenges, reveal the impact of energy security on sustainable development of a country
The article aims at assessing the effectiveness of a role-play in addressing two concerns : clarifying the concept of sustainable development and teaching sustainable development issues. The effectiveness is gauged by surveying students to reveal how the game matches a set of “significant learning” criteria defined by Fink (2003).
Dans cette publication, l’OCDE et Bloomberg Philanthropies observent que les choix faits par les villes en termes d’infrastructures sobres en carbone et résilientes au changement climatique peuvent contribuer à nous mettre à l’abri des pires répercussions du réchauffement du climat…
This report brings together outputs from the UN-Water Zaragoza Conference 2014, summarising contributions from different UN agencies and programmes, more than 120 experts, representatives of international companies in the water and energy sector, governmental and non-governmental organisations.
Special issue of European Economic Review, Vol. 69 July 2014
Climate-smart development : adding up the benefits of actions that help build prosperity, end poverty and combat climate change
This report describes efforts by the ClimateWorks Foundation and the World Bank to quantify the multiple economic, social, and environmental benefits associated with policies and projects to reduce emissions in select sectors and regions… (© WB)
This review focuses on national and subnational environmental regulations that are important for governing the sustainable development of oil and gas. It provides a snapshot of the policies and regulations in each country [USA, Canada and Mexico] related to oil and gas extraction, oil and gas transport and oil refining, and certain issues that impact demand…
This paper examines the implications of the mutual causality between environmental quality and economic growth. While economic growth deteriorates the environment through increasing amounts of pollution, the deteriorated environment in turn limits the possibility of further economic growth…
Transforming a city into a Smart City is a complex and multidimensional process which changes over time since all the involved stakeholders work to achieve more and better results. “To be smart” affects many aspects of a city including economics, government, people, living, mobility, environment, energy and services. This paper aims at critically analysing the main features related to smart cities such as terminological issues, the heterogeneous theoretical background and the methodological limits of the few existing measurement experiences.
From Margins to Mainstream? State climate change planning in India as a ‘door opener’ to a sustainable future
The study explores the framing and approach of five state plans (Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Sikkim), the process through which it is formulated, its substantive recommendations, and plans for implementation.
This article discusses under which conditions legislation that integrates climate objectives contributes to sustainable development and how this can be evaluated at the policy proposal stage…
The evolution during the Anthropocene is analyzed through the interaction between economic and technological development, characterized by the role of fossil fuels and by the progressive dominance of those with a higher energy and density power…
The book provides a thorough overview on the generic principles of sustainability assessment, including projective, thresholding and systemic principles and summarizes five common approaches for a holistic measurement