Post-2015 resources round-up

Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection:

Universal Sustainable Development Goals: Understanding the Transformational Challenge for Developed Countries – This Stakeholder Forum report by Derek Osborn, Amy Cutter and Farooq Ullah proposes a new method of analyzing the goals and targets to identify those which will require the greatest level of transformation in developed countries – those targets that will require shifts in economic paradigms and patterns of behavior in addition to new policies and resource commitments. The analysis initially identifies SDGs 7 (energy), 12 (sustainable consumption and production) and 13 (climate change), as those that will be both most challenging and most important in terms of their impact on sustainability at a global level.  The analysis could be expanded to explore further challenges as well as to cover other countries or groups of countries.

How long will it take to achieve universal primary and secondary education? – This UNESCO paper uses evidence from recent household surveys to project future trends in primary, lower secondary and upper secondary education completion rates in low and middle income countries.  This note also aims to inform a discussion about target setting at the level of individual countries and country groups.

Grassroots to Global: Seven Steps to Citizen-Driven Accountability for the Sustainable Development Goals – This report from World Vision International argues that the success of the post-2015 agenda must be measured by its ability to serve the most disadvantaged communities, particularly the most vulnerable children. But to serve these communities, the post-2015 agenda must be accountable to them. Who better to measure its progress than the people at the centre? A firm way to ensure that these people are reached and remain a priority, is by creating pathways for them to help monitor if leaders are delivering on promises, and if what is pledged in New York translates into action – from the local level to the global level. This report contains seven steps for developing people-led accountability to post-2015 goals.

The impact of climate change on the achievement of the post-2015 sustainable development goals – This policy brief from the Climate & Development Knowledge Network explores the relationship between the level of ambition in the SDGs and the level of ambition in the global climate agreement. Written by CDKN in conjunction with Metroeconomica and HR Wallingford, it aims to provide decision-makers and negotiators at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention (UNFCCC COP21) with a better understanding, and quantitative evidence where possible, of the implications of the outcome of the climate agreement on the SDGs. In addition, the research aims to influence the SDG negotiations because, although the goals are unlikely to change from those set out in the latest draft list, the targets and indicators are still being adjusted.

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