Post-2015 resources round-up

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

Impact of climate change on Least Developed Countries: are the SDGs possible? – This International Institute for Environment and Development briefing, by Helena Wright, Saleemul Huq and Jonathan Reeves, takes each of the SDGs in turn and analyses the evidence on the impacts of climate change on Least Developed Countries’ ability to achieve them. It finds that climate change will significantly hamper LDCs’ ability to meet a number of goals, and provides recommendations for the upcoming milestone conferences and summits in Addis Ababa, New York and Paris.

UNEP Post-2015 Note #9: Universality in the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda This OHCHR and UNEP briefing note outlines four principles for a definition for ‘universality’, noting that all four have been captured in the Open Working Group outcome. These are: 1) recognition of universal principles, standards, and values applicable to all; 2) recognizing interconnectedness of national and global development challenges and universal commitments to address them; 3) recognising that sustainable development challenges exist everywhere; 4) leaving no one behind. The brief also touches upon the linked issue of differentiation, noting the distinction between ‘different responsibilities’ and ‘different capacities’.

TST – Selected Follow-up and Review Processes and Platforms This non-exhaustive compilation document from the UN’s inter-agency Technical Support Team identifies follow-up and review processes and platforms for monitoring the proposed SDGs, starting with a number of cross-cutting bodies and forums. Each listing notes the type (cross-cutting or sector specific), scope, key features, and frequency of review, among other characteristics, and provides a brief description.

Towards strong accountability for Sustainable Development The latest International Union for Conservation of Nature position paper puts forward six recommendations for a strong follow-up and review mechanism that ensures accountability at all levels. The key elements proposed suggest a mechanism that is state-led, participatory, ensures integration, features peer review systems, is science-based, builds off an indicators framework, and is built on existing mechanisms.

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