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October 2020 Financing sustainable development: what are the challenges after the European elections and ahead of the G7? Julie Vaillé

The second half of 2019 will be marked by a series of major international events in the field of financing sustainable development: the G7 meeting of ministers dedicated to development and international cooperation issues (July, 4-5th), followed by the G7 summit in Biarritz (August, 24-26th); the resource replenishment of four multilateral funds;4 and finally, at […]

October 2020 Tackling inequalities and vulnerabilities: Why and how G7 development policies could do better? Julie Vaillé, Matthieu Boussichas, Tancrède Voituriez
October 2020 Significant changes in French cereal and dairy farming systems to initiate a transition towards agroecology? William Loveluck, Pierre-Marie Aubert

What agroecological horizon for cereal and dairy production systems under the TYFA scenario? At the heart of the TYFA scenario is the objective of tackling together most social and environmental issues the European food system is facing, including the erosion of biodiversity, GHG emissions and climate change, and human health problems associated to too rich […]

October 2020 Dear Europe… Sébastien Treyer

Extract The Union has to be able to present itself as a global champion of sustainability, while ensuring that all member states implement a just transition without free-riders, negotiating fair conditions of competition with trade partners and guiding allocation of its development investments outside Europe. Read the letter in ECDPM Great Insights [pp. 36-37]

October 2020 A protected status for the Amazon? Lucien Chabason

Almost 30 years on, this recalls the debate on the draft convention on forests driven by the United Kingdom and Germany at the initiative of the G7 ahead of the 1992 Rio Conference, and opposed at the time by Malaysia and India in the name of the “Group of 77 and China”. The project failed, […]

October 2020 Neither euphoria nor despair: Understanding the fall and rise of global energy-related CO2 emissions Thomas Spencer, Yann Robiou du Pont, Michel Colombier

Key Messages Short-term fluctuations in global emissions do not necessarily signal that a fundamental transition is underway. Looking in-depth at the underlying economic and energy system drivers of emissions can reveal more durable emissions trends. There is an urgent need for a systematic, annual analysis of the pace and direction of the global energy transition, […]

October 2020 The role of Public Development Banks in supporting the post-COVID-19 crisis recovery in emerging and developing countries Maria Alejandr…

Servicing debts The more than 400 PDBs around the world can play a vital role not only in minimising economic decline and supporting recovery, but also in financing structural transformation, helping to lay the foundations for a financial model that is conducive to an equitable and sustainable growth, in line with the 2030 Agenda’s Sustainable […]

October 2020 Mobilising the chemical conventions to protect biodiversity Fiona Kinniburgh, Aleksandar Rankovic

Key Messages Despite their direct impacts on biodiversity, pesticides are largely governed in the chemicals arena by policies and institutions separate from those governing biodiversity. The Stockholm and Rotterdam Conventions could be an effective avenue for mobilisation and connection of the biodiversity and chemicals regimes.   We identify four ways in which the biodiversity community […]

October 2020 The UN Sustainable Development Goals Summit and the Climate Action Summit, New York, 23-25 September 2019 Elisabeth Hege, David Levaï

Key Findings The United Nations (UN) High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in 24-25 September 2019 is a one-and-a-halfday event that for the first time since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) takes place under the auspices of the UN General Assembly (GA). This special event, called the SDG Summit, will be a litmus […]

October 2020 The first four years of SDG implementation: restoring the backbone of the 2030 Agenda Damien Barchiche, Elisabeth Hege

The declaration adopted at the end of the SDG Summit states the objective of “Gearing up for a decade of action and delivery for sustainable development”. This is a good intention and also an acknowledgement of failure. Since its adoption in 2015, an increasing number of references have been made to Agenda 2030 by international […]