Sustainability

As global leaders examine progress in reducing poverty, the time is right to explore if and how livelihoods have improved. What factors determine livelihoods? Which issues will most affect them by 2030? And how can global living standards be sustained?
Public interest Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), social movements and Indigenous Peoples repeated their demands and concerns related to the ICN 2 process in a new statement to the Informal Meeting on ICN 2 with Non-State Actors, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) on July 11, 2014...
A new global vision for sustainable development by John McArthur | When the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were first established nearly 15 years ago, the half-joke reminder among global health experts was that they needed to replace the 'M' with a 'B' when talking about financing – meaning...
Honourable Governor, Ewald Nowotny, of the Austrian National Bank, Honourable President, Thomas Nowotny, of Vienna Chapter, Society for International Development, Honourable Secretary General, Michael Pfeifer, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,
Introduction by Molly Elgin-Cossart. The UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the post- 2015 Development Agenda (HLP) – a group of 27 eminent world leaders including a Nobel Peace Prize-winning Yemeni journalist, a Nigerian Minister of Finance, a Brazilian Minister of...
by Roberto Savio | San Salvador, Bahamas, dec  2013 - At this time of hope for what the new year may bring, it would be useful to look at the legacy we carry with us from the year we leave behind. It was a year full of events - wars, rising social inequality, unchecked finance, the decline of...
Whether one views a ‘crisis’ as a symptom of underlying psychological trauma, or a reflection of cognitive dissonance, or a justification of political unappetizing recipes, it is fair to say that the global economic system as well as its foremost champion, the discipline of mainstream economics,...
In a preview of COP19 published in SID Forum on 11 November 2013, I was cautiously optimistic about some progress in certain respects, but foresaw no breakthrough in respect of major issues. In this review I find that the negotiations have been kept on road, but these remain rather off-track...
So why has green growth become contentious? First, many developing countries feel that green growth could become a tool to limit their economic growth, by imposing unnecessary environmental constraints. They argue that much of the global environmental degradation has been caused by developed...