SDPlanNET: Network of planners and decisions-makers to advance sustainable development planning
SDplanNet and its operating institutions (the International Institute for Sustainable Development [IISD], Institute for Global Environmental Strategies [IGES] and Africa Technology Policy Studies Network [ATPS]), together with its regional and global collaborating partners, convened a series of regional workshops in Asia, the Pacific, Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa.
These workshops were designed to explore the future of governance and practice for mainstreaming sustainable development principles, sustainable development goals and green economy approaches at the national and subnational levels, and for scaling up implementation.
Mainstreaming Sustainable Development into National and Subnational Development Planning in Latin America and Caribbean
SDplanNet is a sustainable development planning network created to help government professionals at the national and subnational levels share best practices and build capacity in the preparation and implementation of strategies for sustainable development, and inclusive and fair green economies,…
Summary of Capacity-building Needs to Advance Sustainable Development Planning and Implementation
This paper highlights common capacity-building needs identified across the three regional workshops undertaken in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Africa, and Asia and the Pacific (AP) that were deemed necessary for advancing the integration of sustainable development principles and green…
National Councils for Sustainable Development: Lessons from the past and present
This briefing note drew on a recent survey that examined national councils for sustainable developments’ (NCSD) expectations for and recommendations on sustainable development goals (SDGs), and reviewed the NCSDs’ work over the last 25 years.The review focused particularly on countries and…
What Role Can National Sustainable Development Councils and Similar Bodies Play in the Design and Delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals?
Capacity-Building Courses for Integrating Sustainable Development into Policy Planning and Implementation
The objective of this briefing note is to assess the current status of capacity-building efforts by international organizations on sustainable development planning and implementation.In particular, it covers the types of courses that are being provided, the distribution of these courses, and…
Monitoring and Reporting on Sustainable Development Goals: Cross-scale linkages
Based on a mandate agreed at the Rio+20 conference, the international community has been engaged in a process to define and agree on a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) as a cornerstone of the post-2015 development agenda.The paper provides an overview of potential approaches to…
Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Through Transformative Governance Practices and Vertical Collaboration at the National and Subnational Levels in Asia Pacific
SDplanNet is a sustainable development planning network created to help government professionals at the national and subnational levels share best practices and build capacity in the preparation and implementation of strategies for sustainable development and inclusive and fair green economies and…
Sustainable Development Goals at the Subnational Level: Roles and good practices for subnational governments
As underlined widely in research on governance for sustainable development, the subnational level plays a key role in implementing sustainable development policies, including the goals and (possibly) targets they comprise.This implementation applies to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and…
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