Companies Commit to Science-Based Climate Targets

26 January 2018: Businesses around the world have been called on to set science-based, greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets as a way to ensure corporate action on climate change. Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra made the call in advance of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), which will convene from 12-14 September 2018 in San … Continue reading Companies Commit to Science-Based Climate Targets

EU Expert Group Provides Recommendations for Sustainable Finance

31 January 2018: The EU High-Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) issued its final report and recommendations on integrating sustainable finance within the EU and broader global financial systems. The report will guide the Commission’s forthcoming action plan on sustainable finance. The HLEG is a multi-stakeholder initiative established by the European Commission in 2016 … Continue reading EU Expert Group Provides Recommendations for Sustainable Finance

UN-Water Members and Partners Discuss Baselines for SDG 6 Indicators, Awareness Raising

2 February 2018: During the 28th UN-Water meeting, UN-Water Members and Partners discussed upcoming high-level events and report launches related to water and sanitation policy and practice, including implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal on clean water and sanitation (SDG 6). The 28th UN-Water Meeting convened from 1-2 February 2018, in Rome, Italy, at the … Continue reading UN-Water Members and Partners Discuss Baselines for SDG 6 Indicators, Awareness Raising

EEA Report Analyzes Environmental Impacts of Aviation and Shipping

4 February 2018: A ‘Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism’ (TERM) report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) analyzes drivers behind the increasingly negative environmental impact of Europe’s shipping and aviation industries, and offers policy recommendations to reverse the trend. The report titled, ‘Aviation and shipping — impacts on Europe’s environment’ identifies barriers to change and recommends … Continue reading EEA Report Analyzes Environmental Impacts of Aviation and Shipping

Donors Boost Financing for Education Systems

2 February 2018: At the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) conference in Dakar, Senegal, donors announced a US$1 billion increase in education funding for developing countries. Their commitments mark progress towards GPE’s target of raising US$2 billion a year by 2020 to achieve large-scale gains in education worldwide. The UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization … Continue reading Donors Boost Financing for Education Systems

US Updates National SDG Reporting Platform

January 2018: The US has updated its website for reporting national statistics for the SDGs. Of the 246 indicators that the platform identifies, it reports that data for 82 indicators are included online, measures are being improved for 84 indicators, and data are being explored for another 80 indicators. The website was launched in early 2017, at … Continue reading US Updates National SDG Reporting Platform

Global Goals Website Creates Target-level Icons

  17 January 2018: In addition to icons for each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ‘The Global Goals for Sustainable Development’ website now includes icons for each of the SDG targets. The communication initiative notes that it is time to turn worldwide enthusiasm for the SDGs into action, and the targets are meant … Continue reading Global Goals Website Creates Target-level Icons