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Creating a Sustainable Food Future

World Resources Institute  
Policy Initiative: Climate Action
7. December 2018

By 2050, nearly 10 billion people will live on the planet. Can we produce enough food sustainably? The synthesis report of the World Resources Report: Creating a Sustainable Food Future shows that it is possible – but there is no silver bullet. This report offers a five-course menu of solutions to ensure we can feed everyone without increasing emissions, fueling deforestation or exacerbating poverty. Intensive research and modeling examining the nexus of the food system, economic development, and the environment…

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The 2030 Agenda in Action – What does it mean?

United Nations Development Programme  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Global Policy
7. December 2018

The 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was adopted in 2015 by all countries of the United Nations. It is often called a radical plan for humanity and a new way of ‘doing’ development. But what do we mean by that? This explainer leaflet shows what is new about the SDGs, what moving away from ‘business as usual’ of doing development implies, and how UNDP is helping countries to make the 2030 Agenda a reality. UNDP |…

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OECD Progress Update on Approaches to Mobilising Institutional Investment for Sustainable Infrastructure

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
7. December 2018

The large need for investments in sustainable infrastructure will require investments from the private sector, including institutional investors. This working paper contributes to scaling up investments by analysing public project-level interventions for projects involving institutional investors. It presents findings from an updated database on institutional investments in environmentally sustainable infrastructure with project-level intervention by the public sector. OECD | OECD Progress Update on Approaches to Mobilising Institutional Investment for Sustainable Infrastructure

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Climate-resilient Infrastructure

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)  
Policy Initiative: Climate Action
7. December 2018

A co-ordinated policy response is needed to ensure that new and existing infrastructure networks are resilient to climate change. This Policy Paper outlines a framework for achieving this based on the experiences in OECD and G20 countries. It shows how governments and businesses can collaborate to mobilise investment for climate-resilient infrastructure. OECD | Climate-resilient Infrastructure

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OECD, UN Environment and World Bank call for a radical shift in financing for a low-carbon, climate-resilient future

UN Environment  
Policy Initiative: Climate Action
30. November 2018

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), UN Environment and World Bank Group called on leaders of G20 countries to do more to enable a radical shift of investment into low-carbon, climate-resilient infrastructure as a way to limit the impact of climate change. Delivering a new report, Financing Climate Futures: Rethinking Infrastructure, to the G20 at its Summit in Buenos Aires, the three International Organisations said governments need to adopt a more transformative agenda on low-carbon, climate-resilient investments if…

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Circular economy indicators: what do they measure?

UN Environment  
Policy Initiative: Circular Economy
30. November 2018

The heat map analysis presented in this blog is part of a broader report on circular economy for Bruxelles Environnement, co-produced by UN Environment, Ecocity Builders and World Council for City Data. UN environment| Circular economy indicators: what do they measure

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Putting people first: progress & priorities in corporate respect for human rights

World Business Council for Sustainable Development  
Policy Initiative: Future of Work
30. November 2018

2018 marks seven years since the United Nations Human Rights Council endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), establishing the first global standard on the respective roles of businesses and governments in helping to ensure that companies respect human rights in their own operations and through their business relationships. This issue brief sets out to succinctly highlight some of the key developments that have characterized the business and human rights landscape in the period since the UNGPs…

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Empowering Public-Private Collaboration in Infrastructure: National Infrastructure Acceleration (NIA) approach

World Economic Forum  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Infrastructure
30. November 2018

The Forum’s National Infrastructure Acceleration (NIA) project, using a model developed and tested across its various national workstreams, designed a standardized governance structure – the NIA Implementation Roadmap – intended to serve as a blueprint for policy-makers to introduce a sustainable model for public-private collaboration in infrastructure investment. Based on the NIA’s work in Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia and Viet Nam, the roadmap highlights a series of activities that have proven to be effective in successfully implementing national infrastructure acceleration at…

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