The 2023 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) took place in New York from 10-19 July on the theme of "Accelerating the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at all levels." The HLPF provides a platform to discuss how countries and other stakeholders are moving past the pandemic and reinvigorating efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year’s HLPF came at a critical juncture as the world passed the midway point on the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda) and its SDGs.
The HLPF also offered a chance to better understand the status of specific SDGs. For instance, in-depth reviews were conducted on the following SDGs: 6 (clean water and sanitation), 7 (affordable and clean energy), 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), 11 (sustainable cities and communities), and 17 (partnerships for the Goals). In addition, 40 countries presented their voluntary national reviews (VNRs) that document national -level progress on the 2030 Agenda.
Finally, this HLPF offered an opportunity for an overarching mid-term review of the SDGs' implementation and set the stage for SDG Summit in September 2023. In so doing, it is likely to reveal some initial thinking on what might happen beyond the current set of SDGs.
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Nobue Amanuma, Eric Zusman and Dewi Langlet
Published 22 May 2023 © 2023 The Author(s). Published by IOP Publishing Ltd
Environmental Research Letters, Volume 18, Number 5
Citation Nobue Amanuma et al 2023 Environ. Res. Lett. 18 054018
Though the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were crafted through an inclusive process, research on the relationship between greater female or younger legislative representation and SDG performance has been lacking. This article employs a linear mixed effects modeling approach to shed light on this relationship. Controlling for economic and demo...
Reviving the Decade of Action: exploring interlinkages and partnerships in water, energy, sustainable production and cities
Fourth Global Conference on Strengthening Synergies between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
IGES will once again contribute to the Fourth Global Conference on Strengthening Synergies between the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, convened by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The conference aims to maximise the synergies between efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement by leveraging climate action and SDG synergies. Aligning climate action with the actions of the SDGs is the key to ensure a just and equitable future. It has been suggested in past conferences that such actions can yield considerable economic gains and generate numerous green jobs, thus contributing to restoring and maintaining a stable global environment and improving human wellbeing.
The conference will also offer insights on key findings and messages from the work of the Expert Group on Climate and SDG Synergies. IGES is also planning to host a side event designed to provide an Asian perspective to the conference, complementing the expert group's work. Furthermore, IGES President, Kazuhiko Takeuchi is going to speak at the conference.
To learn more about the conference, please visit the official webpage