All articles for the topic: Sustainable Development Goals


On World Toilet Day, UN Highlights Human Rights Challenge for SDG Target 6.2

The UN, governments and civil society observed World Toilet Day 2017, focused on the theme, ‘Toilets and Wastewater,’ highlighting the need for safe treatment and disposal of fecal waste.

Subnational Actors Localize SDGs, Highlight Role of Culture and Transport in Achieving SDG 11

The Norwegian municipality New Asker has adopted the SDGs as a framework for developing its municipal master plan. Sixty-four cities have joined UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network, which aims to foster innovation and creativity as drivers for sustainable and inclusive urban development.

Clean Energy for All Europeans Package: Does the Commission Modelling Assign the Right Role to Energy Efficiency and to Renewables? (Webinar) - 19.10.2017


The Clean Energy for all Europeans package is the first opportunity for Europe to align its domestic energy and climate targets with the ratified Paris Climate Agreement and the ratified Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Energy Efficient Data Centres: the Engine to a Sustainable Digital Economy


While digital is driving the industry growth, it is also feeding environmentally damaging consumption. Data centers as the engine of the digital economy are the fastest growing hidden monsters.

Energy News: Partnerships and Tools on Clean Energy Aim to Contribute to Multiple SDGs

Gold Standard has launched a label to ensure that renewable electricity purchases support multiple SDGs. UN Environment has partnered with China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group to boost district energy services.

UNFCCC TEC Convenes Ahead of Bonn Climate Talks, UN Partners Build Capacity on Climate Change and Agriculture, SDGs

The TEC, the policy arm of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism, convened for its 15th meeting in Bonn, Germany, from 12-15 September 2017.

Tajikistan Reviews Sustainable Development, Environmental Performance

The UNECE has reviewed Tajikistan’s environmental performance. The review identifies deforestation, contamination of food and water, and air pollution from road transport as the country's most pressing environmental challenges.

Publication Showcases Malaysia’s SDG Implementation

Malaysia has released a publication highlighting best practices and initiatives that contribute to achieving the SDGs. Malaysia presented its VNR during the 2017 session of the HLPF.

Colombia, Finland Highlight Ways to Maintain Momentum on SDGs

Colombia and Finland presented their progress on SDG implementation since their 2016 Voluntary National Reviews, highlighting approaches they have taken to maintain the momentum for the SDGs.

UNGA President Briefs G-77/China on SDG Progress

UNGA Peter Thomson gave a briefing to the Group of the 77 and China on his aim to drive meaningful implementation of all 17 SDGs. Thomson also outlined his plans for the rest of UNGA 71, highlighting preparations for the UN Ocean Conference and a series of high-level 'Action Events'.


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