2014

Global Policy Forum publishes guide to environmental-social budgeting

International development policy is at a crossroads. By September 2015, governments plan to adopt a Post-2015 Development Agenda – an agenda that is supposed to shape the fundamental priorities, goals and strategies for development policy beyond 2015. In parallel, governments have agreed to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals integrating all dimensions (social, economic and environmental) of sustainable development and being applicable to all countries in the world. Forming one coherent [...]

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Das Prinzip der gemeinsamen, aber unterschiedlichen Verantwortung (Common But Differentiated Responsibilities, CBDR) gilt als einer der Meilensteine des Erdgipfels von Rio 1992. Die Regierungen hatten damals ihren unterschiedlichen Beitrag zur Umweltzerstörung anerkannt – und damit auch ihre unterschiedliche Verantwortung, für die Wiederherstellung des Ökosystems und die Anpassung an Umweltschäden zu bezahlen.

Heute ist dieses Prinzip zum Dreh- und Angelpunkt der Klima- und Post- 2015-Verhandlungen geworden. Während die Länder des globalen Südens das Prinzip möglichst unverändert bewahren möchten, lehnen die USA [...]

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As the 2015 deadline for the MDGs fast approaches, UN member states have started negotiations to define a new global development framework for the time after. This process is expected to culminate in 2015 with the definition of a Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda. Corporate interest groups and large transnational corporations such as Unilever, Vale, AngloGold and many others have been actively involved in this process, including the Secretary General’s High-Level Panel and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network. In addition, the [...]

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