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Submission to Policy Process
This submission, which includes a paper maintaining that indigenous knowledge and philosophical richness can help Asia transition to a more sustainable development paths, argues for a greater focus on looking back as countries move toward a post-pandemic future. More concretely, the paper outlines why and how countries in Asia should collaborate in...
Discussion Paper
Learning from cultural traditions and philosophies could help place countries in Asia on more sustainable development paths. This paper argues why and outlines how countries in Asia should collaborate in pooling and promoting good practices grounded in indigenous knowledge and philosophies to mainstream sustainability at the local, national...
Presentation
These slides were used for a video commentary on the main takeaways of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA75), which was held virtually for the first time in the history of the UN in 2020. There are two versions of the video commentary available (short and extended) and they provide insight into the five crises of focus...
Policy Report
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This report assesses to what extent the national governments of ASEAN countries have made concrete domestic efforts to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in terms of policies and budgets as listed in their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs). Methods used by this report are similar to those used by a comparable study of the G20...
Training or Learning Material
A ‘Voluntary Local Review’ (VLR) is a process whereby local and regional governments voluntarily carry out a review of progress being made in their implementation of the SDGs. This review includes policies, programmes, data, institutional set-ups and stakeholder engagement mechanisms to implement the 2030 Agenda at the local level. VLRs are then...
Briefing Note
第7回持続可能な開発に関するアジア太平洋フォーラム(APFSD7)が、国連アジア太平洋経済社会委員会(UNESCAP)により、2020年3月25日から27日にタイ・バンコクのUNカンファレンスセンターにて開催される予定である。過去の、少なくとも2017年以降のAPFSDとの大きな違いとして、APFSD7 ではレビュー対象となる持続可能な開発目標(SDGs)のゴール群が存在しないことが挙げられる。これは、2020年度のSDGsに関する「ハイレベル政治フォーラム(HLPF)」が、レビュー対象となるSDGsのゴールを設定する代わりに、2019年9月のSDGsサミットで採択された政治宣言である「加速された行動と変革の道筋: 持続可能な開発に向けた行動と展開の10年間の実現 (Accelerated...
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Non Peer-reviewed Article
In The Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport
This report was produced by Hirotaka Koike, a participant of the Young Leaders in Sustainable Transport in 2019. Advocacy must help convince key players, such as development agencies, NGOs, all levels of government, and the private sector, that sustainable transport has the true potential to change the current development trajectory. However, a...
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Briefing Note
The 7th Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (7APFSD) is due to take place on 25-27 March 2020 at the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. One of the significant differences to preceding APFSD forums (at least from 2017) is that the APFSD7 does not have any cluster of goals under review. This reflects a decision at the global level...
Commentary (Op. Ed)
Story Highlights; The HLPF has struggled to encourage countries to “integrate the three dimensions” of sustainable development, even though interlinkages among the 17 SDGs and their targets have been identified. A clear illustration of different tools, approaches, and conceptual frameworks for better understanding interlinkages between the SDGs...
Policy Report
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Bartalini
This report assesses the extent to which the G20 countries are making concrete efforts to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Concrete policy measures and budget allocations are the focus of this assessment which is based on a survey of the extent to which the G20 countries reported concrete policy measures and budget allocations in...