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Key Messages • With more than half the world’s population, cities will play a pivotal role in determining whether the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) realize their transformational potential. A lack of data from cities may nonetheless weaken the policies and monitoring systems needed to realize that promise. • This issue brief examines whether...
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This issue brief presents a brief overview of the current follow-up and review mechanisms of the Sustainable Development Goals. It then draws attention to five possible pitfalls to effective review and proposes possible ways forward in addressing these pitfalls.
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William
Alley
Sean
Furey
Ralf
Klingbeil
Seifu
Kabede
Ricardo
Hirata
KEY MESSAGES • groundwater is a key resource for the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030 — but is still weakly conceptualised in the SDG Indicators • there is a strong case for defining new ‘groundwater resource status indicators’ for SDG Targets 6.3, 6.4 and 6.6, because groundwater resources are integral to these but not...
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[Main messages] - Women are disproportionately susceptible to the risks of climate change but lack equal access to the benefits of climate finance. - This imbalance represents a missed opportunity: women are more inclined to invest in health, nutrition, education and other drivers of development. - Rectifying this imbalance could prove challenging....
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This issue brief argues that an ambitious goal on education will be essential to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and should address not only the need for universal education, but also substantially aim to improve overall efficacy of education through a qualitative turn in framing education to provide sustainable well-being...
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This brief, which addresses issues surrounding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by Columbia, Guatemala, and Peru during the Rio+20 processes, aims to remind policymakers and other stakeholders of the importance of reaching a solid outcome at Rio+20, as well as for the future. It provides a summary of ongoing discussions and...