Showing posts from June, 2021

Podcast Have a Coffee with Felix Dodds and Sean Southey 14th July 1pm (EST)

  How to Get the Most Out of the  Glasgow Climate Change Conference Hosted by Sean Southey, Wednesday July 14, 1:00pm EST register below About — Zamia Media Zamia Media builds on the importance of local people, places, and perspective. We work with our partners to create campaigns that support local communities, drive individual and collective efficacy and action, and enable the vulnerable to flourish. We are a team of social and behavior change experts from around the world. We draw on our extensive networks to put the best teams together to deliver for you. We strive to utilize online communication in order to limit our expenses. Your budget is not going towards airline tickets or some bloated headquarters you will likely never see. We are here to create lasting change and strive to always build the capacity of your team. Our goal is your sustainability, not your repeat business.

Guest blog - COP26 Logistics Update

Guest blog by Yunus Arikan   Director of Global Advocacy ICLEI World Secretariat.  ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network working with more than 2500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development.  A scenario for a realistic expectation of a hybrid (in-person and virtual) COP26  in Glasgow envisages that COP26 credentials may be delivered to Ambassadors in the UK, the Opening Plenary on 31 October Sunday can enable to pass the baton of COP Presidency from Chile to UK, the Heads of Summit +Stakeholder (Race-To-Zero and/or Race-To-Resilience or others) Roundtable Sessions on 1-2 November can be the moments to announce commitments/updates. After these 3 days of in-person meetings, the COP26 Presidency can suspend negotiations, but action events can continue virtually). On

HLPF Side event - register now - 6th of July (6-7:30pm EDT) Governance of disasters risk reduction and resilience to boost the sustainable development goals

The Sustainable Development Goals recognizes the critical role that the interlinkages between the different goals and targets play. Disaster risk reduction and resilience (DR3) is a cross-cutting issue in the context of sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG 13.1, which aims to “strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.” The effective implementation of SDG 13.1 requires responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels (SDG 16.7). This SDG 17 project has been reviewing two developed and two developing country approaches to governance of disaster risk reduction and resilience.   Within the project we have looked at the e ngagement of stakeholders in drawing up disaster plans at all levels of government. We have also reviewed the available indicators that might be used. We will discuss how to approach stakeholder identification and en

What should we do with the SDG Targets that fall in 2020?

Original paper published in 2017 for the Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development  December workshop . This was revised in 2019. Felix Dodds (1, 2)), Jamie Bartram (2) and Gastón Ocampo (3) 1: Tellus Institute, UNC Global Research Institute 2: The Water Institute at UNC, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering; Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA 3: Roanoke College, Department of International Relations, Salem, VA, USA   Abstract Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by the 193-member states of the United Nations in September 2015. It includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are accompanied by 169 targets, 107 of which are considered output targets and 62 are designated ‘means of implementation’. While the SDGs are associated with the period 2016 – 2030, twenty-three targets (14%) have dates for completion before 2030. For twenty of those t