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Reminder: CALL FOR PROPOSALS | Think AAAA: Translating the Addis Agenda into Practice

Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues  
Policy Initiative: Other
24. June 2016

The adoption of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) in July 2015 marked an important milestone: The international community defined a global framework for financing sustainable development supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. A successful implementation of the Addis Agenda depends on governments taking ownership for developing innovative concepts and policy frameworks. A successful implementation also hinges on a meaningful involvement and engagement of stakeholders from the private sector and civil society. EPF’s umbrella network, the “Emerging Market Sustainability…

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Financing the SDGs in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs): Diversifying the Financing Tool-box and Managing Vulnerability

United Nations Development Programme  
Policy Initiative: Other
24. June 2016

Achieving the 2030 Agenda will be a challenge for all countries. It is however particularly salient for the 48 Least Developed Countries, where levels of deprivation are acute, infrastructure is inadequate, economies are vulnerable and capital is in short supply. Yet these are the countries we need to reach first if we are to meet the aspiration to “leave no on behind”. This joint report from UNDP and the French Development Agency (AFD) looks at how the Least Developed Countries…

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Unlocking the sustainable potential of land resources: Evaluating systems, strategies and tools

United Nations Environment Programme  
Policy Initiative: Other
24. June 2016

Better matching of land use with its sustainable potential is a “no-regrets” strategy for sustainably increasing agricultural production on existing land, targeting restoration efforts to where they are likely to be most successful, and guiding biodiversity conservation initiatives. Land potential is defined as the inherent, long-term potential of the land to sustainably generate ecosystem services. This report provides an introduction to land potential evaluation systems, strategies and tools necessary to implement this strategy. It provides information that both private landowners…

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Unlocking climate finance for decentralised energy access

International Institute for Environment and Development  
Policy Initiative: Energy Policy
24. June 2016

Achieving energy access for everyone requires more and better targeted investment, but what role does climate finance play in filling the funding gaps? This paper examines data on the major climate funds to assess what share of international public finance goes toward energy access and compares this to overall finance needs for the sector. It highlights the flow of climate finance to decentralised energy, which is a key priority for achieving universal access, and identifies key funding blockers. The experiences…

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Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2016

World Economic Forum  
Policy Initiative: Innovation and Economic Diversification
24. June 2016

The Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2016 list, compiled by the Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies and published in collaboration with Scientific American, highlights technological advances its members believe have the power to improve lives, transform industries and safeguard the planet. It also provides an opportunity to debate any human, societal, economic or environmental risks and concerns that the technologies may pose prior to widespread adoption. WEF | Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2016

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS | Think AAAA: Translating the Addis Agenda into Practice

Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues  
Policy Initiative: Other
17. June 2016

The adoption of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) in July 2015 marked an important milestone: The international community defined a global framework for financing sustainable development supporting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. A successful implementation of the Addis Agenda depends on governments taking ownership for developing innovative concepts and policy frameworks. A successful implementation also hinges on a meaningful involvement and engagement of stakeholders from the private sector and civil society. EPF’s umbrella network, the “Emerging Market Sustainability…

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Eight things to know about the Green Climate Fund

International institute for Environment and Development  
Policy Initiative: Climate Action
17. June 2016

The aim of this document is to provide an overview of Green Climate Fund (GCF) and its operational procedures. It outlines the roles and responsibilities of the national designated authority (NDA) and prospective national implementing entities in Tanzania to help them directly access the fund. It is an internal briefing document commissioned by PO-RALG to brief its staff on the GCF. IIED | Eight things to know about the Green Climate Fund 

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Projecting progress: The SDGs in Latin America and the Caribbean

Overseas Development Institute  
Policy Initiative: Other
17. June 2016

This paper presents Latin America and the Caribbean’s (LAC) likely progress across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda, if trends continue on their current trajectories. LAC is set to do particularly well on three goals and targets. Notably the region has been the most unequal globally, but reductions will count as some of the most impressive globally if present trends continue. Ending extreme poverty and expanding energy access are the other two areas in which the region is set to make significant gains.…

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