Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection:
Implementing the Urban Sustainable Development Goal in Atlanta and Delhi – This Urbanization and Global Environmental Change analysis, by Dana Boyer (U Minnesota), Stefanie Brodie (Georgia Tech), Joshua Sperling (NCAR), Eleanor Stokes and Alisa Zomer (Yale), examines how SDG targets and potential indicators would apply in Atlanta and Delhi, focusing on targets related to transportation, participation in planning, and environmental impacts.
Science is used for disaster risk reduction – This United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Science and Technical Advisory Group Report discusses the role of science and technology in disaster risk reduction and management and provides commitments on behalf of the science and technology communities to assist with the implementation of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
Increasing synergy for greater national ownership – This report looks at UN-Habitat’s work over the past two years, focusing on current and emerging challenges facing urban areas, with one chapter dedicated to each region, and one summarising some of UN-Habitat’s activities around urban poor and the most vulnerable members of the urban society; youth, women and the elderly.
Mind the gap? A comparison of international and national targets for the SDG agenda – This report, by Andrew Scott, Paula Lucci and Tom Berliner (ODI) draws on data from the recently-released ‘Targets Tracker’, which allows users to compare gaps between existing national targets and the proposed SDGs. The analysis covers 11 goal areas and 75 countries. The authors highlight eight areas where political priorities are not sufficient to match SDG ambition, outlining the gaps for high- middle- and low-income countries, and recommend a standardized, comparable approach to measuring targets at national level. An infographic of major gaps is available here.