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My new book just out Governance for Sustainable Development Volume 5: Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Governance Challenges

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  Governance for Sustainable Development Volume 5: Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Governance Challenges is the fifth book that the Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development has produced to share widely the papers that were presented at the workshops for member States to discuss.  It is available on amazon print to order or kindle and also as pdf for free on the Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development website .  Individual chapters are available here. The Group recognizes that there is an inextricable link between good governance and sustainable development and that, as the 2030 Agenda is implemented, governance challenges will need discussion and action at all levels and by all institutions.In 2020, the Group of Friends convened UN officials, experts, and representatives from government at four participatory workshops on relevant governance issues. The workshops were organized in partnership with UN-DESA Office of Intergovernmental Support

Guest blog The global governance of aviation’s emissions – time to revisit the ICAO/UNFCCC relationship

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Guest blog by: Chris Lyle: Chris is Chief Executive of Canadian-based Air Transport Economics and in 1997, as the Director responsible in the ICAO Secretariat, he facilitated acceptance of the role given to the Organization through the Kyoto Protocol. He can be reached at clyle@airtransporteconomics.ca  "This article first appeared in the aviation and environment online publication GreenAir and is reproduced with permission."  In 1997, the UNFCCC’s COP3 decided, via the Kyoto Protocol, to treat international aviation indirectly through ICAO. CO2 emissions from international aviation have since doubled from 317Mt in 1997 to 641Mt in 2019, to match the total emissions of the 129 lowest emitting countries combined, ranking just behind Canada and at least one and half times those of the UK.   Climate Action Tracker , which has been assessing the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of individual countries under the Paris Agreement, last year turned its attention to internat

Now available power point pdfs from the workshop How do we Accelerate the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda?

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On Tuesday the 23rd of March the Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development held their first workshop of the year. Bellow is the programme and next to any speaker who used a power point yo u can find the pdf of it. The Workshop theme was "How do we Accelerate the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda?"   The Political Declaration of the 2019 SDG Summit stresses the urgent need for concerted, accelerated action by all stakeholders at all levels to achieve the 2030 Agenda. The UN Secretary-General called on all sectors of society to mobilize for a decade of action on three levels: Global action: to secure greater leadership, more resources and smarter solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals; Local action: embedding the needed transitions in the policies, budgets, institutions and regulatory frameworks of governments, cities and local authorities; and People action: including by youth, civil society, the media, the private sector, unions, academia and other stakeholde

Felix Dodds on Global Connections TV with Bill Miller - interviewed about Stakeholder Democracy

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The book being discussed is Stakeholder Democracy Represented Democracy in a Time of Fear The interview is downloadable here for anyone to use. "As this book documents, not all stakeholder engagement in multilateral processes has been impactful. It shares valuable lessons about what has worked and what hasn’t." - Rt Hon Helen Clark, In the context of sustainable development, this book describes how we are moving from representative to participatory democracy, and how we are now in a "stakeholder democracy," which is working to strengthen represented democracy in a time of fear. Since the 1992 Rio Earth Summit the idea of stakeholder democracy has grown, with stakeholders engaged in helping governments and intergovernmental bodies make better decisions, and in helping them to deliver those decisions in partnerships amongst various stakeholders, with and without government. Seen through a multi-stakeholder, sector and level lens, this book describes the history of th

World Environment Day: A rallying call to restore our ecosystems

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UNEP Executive Director Inger Anderson's remarks as Pakistan announced to host of the 2021 World Environment Day I thank the Honorable Minister for inviting me to this press briefing. First of all, on behalf of the United Nations Environment Programme, I would like to thank Pakistan for offering to host the 2021 World Environment Day, which will be held on 5 June, on the theme of ecosystem restoration. Pakistan is integral to global efforts to combat the three interconnected environmental crises the world faces today, namely, climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste levels. In Pakistan these crises are manifested in air and water pollution, pestilent and erosive land-use practices, desertification and extreme weather events. According to a recent study, Pakistan is ranked 5th in vulnerability to climate change. The global restoration of ecosystems to their former glory is key to addressing those crises and to keep check of our consumption and production

Taking Action Online - for Environmental, Social Justice and Sustainable Development

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A new book by Adam Rogers is just out -  "Taking Action Online - for Environmental, Social Justice and Sustainable Development." Adam was a communications advisor to the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). He also had another book our recently "The Intrepid Traveler" which explored more than fifty countries over five years on a budget of less than $100 a month Taking Action Online for the environment, social justice and sustainable development connects the many dots in the social media universe and provides step-by-step advice on how to raise funds, build communities and inspire action for the results we need to create the world we want.  The book is a great reference or for new people an introduction on the different social media that are out there and what you can do to use them for your campaign. There is a great Foreword by former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clar

Felix Dodds on Sustainable Development History and UNFCCC Glasgow COP

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  Presenting at the Energy Study Group of the Center for Ecozoic Studies . Discussing the history of sustainable development at the global level from 1992 to date including the Rio Earth Summit, Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development, Rio+20 and the preparations for the Glasgow UNFCCC COP

Sustainable Development Discussion. U&i Global & Felix Dodds.

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