Bees before pesticides, campaigners say

Sustainable development: new steps forward for a stronger collaboration between the UN Economic Commission for Europe and Civil Society

By Marion Steff, European Disability Forum The UN Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Secretary General Olga Algayerova of Slovakia met with the ECE Regional Civil Society Mechanism (RCEM) on the first day of the High Level Political Forum in New York. EDF is an active member of the RCEM, as we coordinate the Constituency of […]

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How to mobilise young people to embrace the Sustainable Development Goals

By Siamak Sam Loni and Angela Riviere, IB Today, more than half the population on the planet is under the age of 30 — the largest  generation of children and young people that the world has ever seen. Through their creativity, energy and idealism, young people can bring about generational change, which can challenge the […]

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The urgent need for reform of the UN’s HLPF

By Deirdre de Burca – SDG Watch Europe Steering Group member *This article reflects the personal views of the author on HLPF reform. SDG Watch Europe members will be consulted for their views on the issue in early autumn 2018. For those SDG Watch Europe members who attended the UN’s High Level Political Forum (HLPF) […]

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World way off track on sustainability goals

By Emily Macintosh, EEB Countries are not on track to meet global goals on sustainability by 2030. That was the assessment given by the President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council today when she opened a meeting of global political leaders in New York. Marie Chatardová said that progress was not sufficient enough […]

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Industrial-Scale Trawlers Decimating Small-Scale Fishing Around The World

By Emily Macintosh, EEB In the first of a special series, the EEB newsletter META looks at how different cases of environmental injustice are causing inequality around the world. With the industrialisation of fishing causing huge stock collapses and species extinctions, small-scale fishing communities in Europe and beyond are reclaiming their rights for access to […]

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Curb Inequality Or Global Sustainability Goals Won’t Be Met, New Campaign Warns

By Emily Macintosh, EEB A new campaign kicked off during the European Development Days (5-6 June) warns that without action to curb global inequality, countries around the world won’t achieve the UN goals that aim to end poverty and protect the planet – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs were adopted in 2015 and […]

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Leaving development cooperation behind: is the EU turning its back on Agenda 2030?

By Global Health Advocates While many are rejoicing at the prospects of increased resources for external action in the face of Brexit, this is by no means justified. The proposal for a Neighborhood, Development, International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) does not constitute an EU pledge to support partner countries’ efforts to “leave no one behind”. Indeed, […]

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European Day of Sustainable Communities

By European Network for Community-Led Initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability (ECOLISE) The European Day of Sustainable Communities #EDaySC2018 on 22 September is a celebration of the efforts and achievements of the thousands of local communities across Europe who are taking action for a better, more sustainable world. It is also about raising awareness among […]

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Citizens and sustainable development are big losers in EU’s next research programme

By Jill McArdle, Global Health Advocates The European Commission has released its proposal for the next EU research framework programme, Horizon Europe, set to begin in 2020. The proposal comes at a critical moment for the EU. Democracy across the EU is in a state of transformation. Shaken by recent electoral shocks, leaders are paying […]

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