Archive for April 2014

CHAPTER 2: FROM VISION TO ACTION—PRIORITY TRANSFORMATIONS FOR A POST-2015 AGENDA

Five Transformative Shifts The Panel views five big, transformative shifts as the priorities for a forward-looking, compelling and integrated sustainable development agenda based on the Rio principles. The first four shifts are where the focus for action is mostly at the country level, while the fifth transformative shift, forging a new global partnership, is an…

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CHAPTER 4: IMPLEMENTATION, ACCOUNTABILITY AND BUILDING CONSENSUS

Implementing the Post-2015 Agenda The illustrative goals and targets we have set out are bold, yet practical. Like the MDGs, they would not be legally binding, but must be monitored closely. The indicators that track them should be broken down in many different ways to ensure no one is left behind. We recommend that any…

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CHAPTER 3: ILLUSTRATIVE GOALS AND GLOBAL IMPACT

The Shape of the Post-2015 Agenda Bold commitments in these five areas – leave no one behind, put sustainable development at the core, transform economies, build peace and effective and accountable institutions, and forge a new global partnership – would allow the international community to keep the promises made under the MDGs, raise the bar…

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12. CREATE A GLOBAL ENABLING ENVIRONMENT AND CATALYSE LONG-TERM FINANCE

a) Support an open, fair and development-friendly trading system, substantially reducing trade-distorting measures, including agricultural subsidies, while improving market access of developing country products b) Implement reforms to ensure stability of the global financial system and encourage stable, long-term private foreign investment c) Hold the increase in global average temperature below 2⁰ C above pre-industrial…

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9. MANAGE NATURAL RESOURCE ASSETS SUSTAINABLY

a) Publish and use economic, social and environmental accounts in all governments and major companies b) Increase consideration of sustainability in x% of government procurements c) Safeguard ecosystems, species and genetic diversity d) Reduce deforestation by x% and increase reforestation by y% e) Improve soil quality, reduce soil erosion by x tonnes and combat desertification…

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7. SECURE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

a) Double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix b) Ensure universal access to modern energy services c) Double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency in buildings, industry, agriculture and transport d) Phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption The stark contradictions of our modern global economy…

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4. ENSURE HEALTHY LIVES

a) End preventable infant and under-5 deaths b) Increase by x% the proportion of children, adolescents, at-risk adults and older people that are fully vaccinated c) Decrease the maternal mortality ratio to no more than x per 100,000 d) Ensure universal sexual and reproductive health and rights e) Reduce the burden of disease from HIV/AIDS,…

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3. PROVIDE QUALITY EDUCATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING

a) Increase by x% the proportion of children able to access and complete pre-primary education b) Ensure every child, regardless of circumstance, completes primary education able to read, write and count well enough to meet minimum learning standards c) Ensure every child, regardless of circumstance, has access to lower secondary education and increase the proportion…

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2. EMPOWER GIRLS AND WOMEN AND ACHIEVE GENDER EQUALITY

a) Prevent and eliminate all forms of violence against girls and women b) End child marriage c) Ensure equal right of women to own and inherit property, sign a contract, register a business and open a bank account d) Eliminate discrimination against women in political, economic, and public life Far too many women continue to…

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1. END POVERTY

a) Bring the number of people living on less than $1.25 a day to zero and reduce by x% the share of people living below their country’s 2015 national poverty line b) Increase by x% the share of women and men, communities and businesses with secure rights to land, property, and other assets c) Cover…

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