Post-2015 resources round-up

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


SDG Data Indicators and Mechanisms: A human rights reference paper – This Danish Institute for Human Rights guide uncovers the human rights anchorage of all 17 goals and 169 targets, and assesses the human rights adequacy of the proposed indicators. The guide reveals a high degree of convergence between the SDGs and international human rights and labour standards, including crosscutting principles such as participation, accountability and non-discrimination.

The Emissions Gap Report The sixth UNEP Emissions Gap Report provides a scientific assessment of the mitigation contributions from countries’ submitted intended nationally-determined contributions (INDCs). As in the previous reports, it then compares the resulting emission levels in 2030 with what science tells us is required to be on track towards the agreed target of a global average temperature increase below 2°C by 2100. The report finds that national climate plans submitted this year will indeed contribute to reducing emissions through 2030, but will only deliver about a third of the cuts needed to prevent dangerous global warming, relative to current policies. The Report also provides data for the aspirational target of keeping the temperature increase below 1.5°C.

Twenty Indicators for Monitoring SDG Gender Targets – This Data2x and Open Data Watch document outlines 20 indicators that have internationally agreed definitions; are produced through available data collection instruments; already have comparatively wide coverage; do not have built-in gender biases; and are informed by recommendations from UN Women, the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics, the Open Working Group, MDG indicators, and the current UN Statistical Commission list.

Results of the list of indicators reviewed at the second IAEG-SDG meeting – This document presents an updated indicators list, resulting from the Inter-Agency and Expert Group’s recent meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. There are 159 proposed ‘green’ indicators where there was general consensus, as well as 65 ‘gray’ indicators where further discussion is needed. A third public consultation, focusing exclusively on the green indicators, took place from Wednesday November 4th to Saturday the 7th. Additional coverage and a write-up by IISD are available here, and the IAEG meeting information is here.

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