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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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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...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Global Policy
This article argues that the environment was extensively incorporated into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with broad and ambitious targets, reflecting environmental concerns throughout the SDGs. Many environment‐related targets – including some of the most important ones – were placed under ‘non‐environmental’ goals. The SDGs also...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability
A key but contentious aspect of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the means of implementation (MOI). Many developing countries emphasize the importance of international assistance while developed countries focus more on domestic financing and the private sector. The text of the SDGs includes a broad range of MOI. However, a discussion has...