Schlagwort: Sustainability

What potential do voluntary sustainability standards have?

Voluntary sustainability standards (VSS) encompass more than 500 ecolabels that are used in 199 countries involving US$ 50 billion total value. In November, the Managing Global Governance (MGG) Programme of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) co-organised Stakeholder Awareness Meeting: South African Initiative on Voluntary Sustainability Standards in Pretoria, South Africa.…

Welche Potenziale haben freiwillige Nachhaltigkeitsstandards?

Die freiwilligen Nachhaltigkeitsstandards (Voluntary Sustainability Standards, VSS) umfassen mehr als 500 Zertifizierungen und Umweltsiegel, die in 199 Ländern mit einem Gesamtwert von 50 Milliarden US-Dollar verwendet werden. Das Programm Managing Global Governance (MGG) des Deutschen Instituts für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) hat vom 6. bis 7. November in Pretoria, Südafrika, das Stakeholder-Awareness-Meeting: South African Initiative on Voluntary…

New project on sustainable development pathways

The project Sustainable Development Pathways Achieving Human Well-Being While Safeguarding the Climate and Planet Earth (SHAPE) was launched during a Kick-Off Meeting at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) from 12 to 14 November 2019. The project aims to develop and analyse Sustainable Development Pathways (SDPs) that achieve the SDGs in 2030 and…

Latin American cooperation towards the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires

Photo: Obelisk Buenos Aires

What might become of Latin America’s presence in the G20 following Argentina’s presidency? If previous attempts to forge a common platform for Argentina, Brazil and Mexico have not left a lasting memory, perhaps this time around it looks different? Indeed, the Sherpas decided to tighten dialogue since fall 2017 with the view to “translate different regional outlooks into a representative stance” that hopefully could spill over onto the next G20 presidency.

Did the G20 Hamburg Summit advance 2030 Agenda implementation?

Series: What remains of the G20 Hamburg Summit?
Image: Munich Security Conference

Not a breakthrough, but some opportunities

One major goal of the German G20 Presidency was to promote the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are essential to addressing the challenges faced by the world.  The outcome of the 2017 Hamburg Summit is not a breakthrough for sustainable development, but it does offer some opportunities for real progress.