Skip to main content

Publications - a year in view

Dear Friends

I wanted to share with you what I have produced this year and what I already are planning for 2016.

This year has been a  very productive year. I have tried to comment on today's challenges and opportunities as well as a political commentry on the sustainable development agenda more generally.

I enjoy writing and had the opporunity to work with some great people this year.

Governance for Sustainable Development (May 2015) and I had the pleasure in editing it with  S. Luna, H. Lim, O. Rebedea, D. Banisar, and Q. McKew, A  New World Frontiers book . I also wrote two chapters on:
  • Key questions for an interlinked and coherent governance for the review and follow-up of the post 2015 agenda and its SDG and the Addis Ababa commitments, and 
  • Partnerships lessons from the first ten years of Type 2 Partnerships commitments 

The Handbook of Water and Health (October 2015) edited by Jamie Bartram. I contributed a chapter:
  •  International Policy with J. Bartram, G. Kayser and B.Gordon, B. on  published by Routledge

A number of these articles have appeared on other web sites but these are the original publishign homes.
  1. Maurice Strong: A Sustainable Life (December 2015) by F.Dodds and M.Strauss, London Guardian 
  2. Once in a lifetime chance for green growth and travelism  (September 2015) by F.Dodds and  G.Lipman, London Guardian 
  3. The year of negotiating precariously (August 2015) by F. Dodds and M. Strauss, M.  London, Guardian
  4. Financing the New Urban Nexus, (June 2015) by F. Dodds New York, Citiscope
  5. We Know What Sustainable Development Should Look Like – Now Lets Do it (May 2015)  by F. Dodds,  Ensia
  6. Is a Minority government good for a progressive agenda and good for governance? (April 2015) by F. Dodds, F and M. Jones, London, Liberal Voice
I have had the chance to produce two more thoughtful papers and i hope they have been useful in the thinking in particular around stakeholders engagement in the UN and around partnerships for the SDGs.
  1. Multi-stakeholder partnerships: making them work for the Post-2015 Development (February 2015) UNDESA, New York
  2. Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (November 2015) New World Frontiers
It has been a very busy December as far as far as interviews are concerned.
  1. Towards a better world the new sustainable development goals and why you should care (December 2015) Forbes interview by Terry Waghorn
  2. A Tribute to Maurice Strong (December 2015) Think Global Radio interview by Dave Trouba
  3. Deutsche Welle: Living Planet: Father Christmas and the environment (December 2015 by Dr Irene Quaile-Kersken
Popular blogs 
I wanted to thank those of you who have read my blog over the last year or so. Readership this year has gone up considerable with the SDG negotiations to around 15,000 on a good month. I will be introducing more guest blogs next year and have started do that. In  particular I want to highlight some of the  next generation of sustainable development activists views. 

The top 10 blogs of 2015 are the following.


I already have some publications for 2016 already prepared or being worked on. 

I have two books which will be published in 2016.
  1. The Water, Food, Energy and Climate Nexus: Challenges and an agenda for action -  (May 2016) Edited by Felx Dodds and Jamie Bartram with Foreword from Prince Charles, Routledge
  2. Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals: A transformational agenda for an insecure world  (September 2016)  by  Felix Dodds and Jimena Leiva Roesch , Routledge 
  1. UNEP Perspective on Major Groups and Stakeholders work with UNEP (March 2016) by Felix Dodds and Mark Halle 
  1. Santa Claus Takes on Climate Change (November 2016) by Felix Dodds, Michael Strauss and John Charles, Comics Uniting Nations


Popular posts from this blog

Guest Blog Mike Barry: 5 things we learnt on Marks and Spencer Plan A journey over last 12 months

Guest Blog by Mike Barry:  Director of Sustainable Business (Plan A) at Marks and Spencer

It’s that time of year, publication of our annual sustainability (Plan A) report. After the harum scarum dash to gather, collate, assure, sign-off and publish a wealth of data we can breathe (for a moment!) and reflect on what it all means.
Here are some quick insights into what we’ve learnt at M&S in the last 12 months on our Plan A journey.
1. Succession – Nine years is a long time in the world of sustainable business. How many corporate plans have come and gone since we launched Plan A in 2007? Too many! The continuity offered by having a single multi-year plan has been incredibly important. It’s allowed us to take long term decisions in a very short term turbulent retail marketplace. It’s allowed us to build the skills and capabilities in our business units to integrate Plan A into their ways of working. It’s allowed us to pick our battles, knowing that occasionally we’ve just got to let a …

Bokova out? Georgieva in for next UN Secretary General

The rumors that have been circulating for the last month have now proven to be true. The Bulgarian government has withdrawn support from Irina Bokova as their candidate for UN Secretary General and replaced her with Kristalina Georgieva, the European commissioner for budget and human resources.
There is some evidence that the right of center parties in European capitals have been behind this with some articles appearing in the last few weeks against Bokova. The Guardian reported on the 26th: “one of her (Kristalina’s) staff members was hacked and emails purporting to be from one of her top aides were sent out to the rest of her office, instructing them to attack Bokova”There is no question that Kristalina has the cv and record to be a very good UN Secretary General. She is a strong supporter of sustainable development issues she will pick up the SDGs and climate agendas with ease. She is dynamic and very personable and was very active around last week’s UN General Assembly High Level se…

Rest in Peace Tania Valerie Raguz 'one of our own'

Photo by IISD/ENB 
It is with deep sadness that I heard of the passing of Tania Valerie Raguz.

Many of us will have worked with her at United Nations meetings over the past ten years when she was the First Secretary of the Mission of Croatia to the UN.

Tania Valerie Raguz was on the Bureau for Rio+20 and a Vice-Chair Of the Bureau of the seventeenth session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) and  most recently she had joined the world of NGOs working as the Public Affairs Advisor for the World Animal Protection previously know as World Society for the Protection of Animals. WAP had been very active around Rio+20 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and she helped their work particularly around the SDGs.

Tania played her role in helping to frame the agenda that we are all committed to delivering on. CSD17 was one of the more successful CSD and without Rio+20 there would be no Sustainable Development Goals.

Photo by IISD/ENB I will miss her positive energy, laught…