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A Climate-Friendly Financial System

Project Syndicate  
Policy Initiative: Climate Action
14. December 2018

There is no doubt that avoiding the worst effects of climate change will require action on an unprecedented scale – starting immediately. That action must include governments worldwide doing what it takes to ensure that both public and private financial flows support the climate agenda.   Project Syndicate| A Climate-Friendly Financial System

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New Energy Solutions for 1.5°C: Pathways and technologies to achieve the Paris Agreement

World Business Council for Sustainable Development  
Policy Initiative: Climate Action
14. December 2018

As the global temperature increase is linked to cumulative net CO2 emissions, it is imperative that emissions remain within the carbon budget. This means that in parallel to aiming for net-zero emissions as early as possible in the second half of the century, we need to also achieve emissions reductions in the near-term to limit cumulative emissions. According to the IPCC, we need to reduce CO2 emissions by about 1.4 GtCO2 per year to limit warming to 1.5°C. It is…

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Inequalities in Emerging Economies: Informing the policy dialogue on inclusive growth

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development  
Policy Initiative: Sustainable Global Policy
14. December 2018

The paper describes inequality trends in selected emerging economies (Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, China, India, Indonesia and South Africa) in a range of monetary (i.e. income) and non-monetary dimensions of people’s life (i.e. education, health status, employment and subjective well-being). Inequalities are analysed not only in terms of overall dispersion, but also as gaps between population groups defined by specific characteristics (i.e. sex, age, educational attainment and place of living). To the extent made possible by the nature of available…

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The Rise of Megaregions: Delineating a new scale of economic geography

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development  
Policy Initiative: Regional Integration
14. December 2018

The concept of megaregions is increasingly put forward among academics and policy makers as a new scale of economic co-ordination and social organisation. A megaregion is most commonly understood as an economic unit that comprises an agglomeration of cities and its less dense hinterlands, which are linked through infrastructure, economic connections, settlement patterns and land use, topography, an environmental system or a shared culture and history that together shape a common interest for the wider region. While there is an…

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Disruptive Technologies and Sustainable Development: Implications for Southeast Asia

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development  
Policy Initiative: Digital Economy
7. December 2018

Disruptive technologies, including artificial intelligence, distributed ledger technologies, and the internet of things, are driving a transformative reorganisation of economic structures. If correctly harnessed, these emerging technologies have the potential to assist economies in creating new efficiencies, boosting productivity, and enhancing international trade. This paper explores the scope for these technologies to contribute to sustainable development, highlighting how they could be deployed and implications for Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam. ICTSD | Disruptive Technologies and Sustainable Development: Implications for Southeast Asia

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Scaling the Circular Built Environment: pathways for business and government

World Business Council for Sustainable Development  
Policy Initiative: Circular Economy
7. December 2018

The circular economy has great potential to help meet global sustainability targets and the Paris Agreement's goals in particular. The built environment, consuming almost half of the world's resources extracted every year and responsible for a massive environmental footprint, is a fundamental sector in the transition from a linear to a circular, more sustainable world. Moving towards a circular built environment involves a shift in roles and business models for stakeholders active in this sector. However, barriers related to culture,…

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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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