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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...

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...

Training or Learning Material
E-Learning module on the means of implementation for SDGs
Contributing to IGES E-learning module on the means of implementation for SDGs, this short lecture focuses on data gaps and challenges for measuring environment-related SDGs. The lecture includes two parts. The first part focuses on the importance of environmental sustainability, the existing data gaps and solutions at the global level. The second...
Discussion Paper

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were designed to be “integrated and indivisible, balanc[ing] the three dimensions of sustainable development." The growing need for integration has given rise to a number of tools and research that can help capture synergies and avoid trade-offs across goals and targets. These include tools that employ...

Discussion Paper

This paper provides basic information on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to help a general audience from multiple sectors with planning and action on the new SDGs. Section 1 provides an introductory background on the goals and their key principles, and Section 2 outlines a number of steps, which different actors may consider using...