Resources

 

 

 

Story telling of the SDGs by CARITAS - Luxembourg

The SDGs through the eyes of Lou

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Développement durable au Luxembourg

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations have been in place since 2016. Over the next 15 years, countries will mobilize energies to end all forms of poverty, combat inequalities and tackle climate change. Luxembourg has adopted 110 targets to take into account the 2030 Agenda. The mission of STATEC has been to centralize the data useful for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals, to ensure the correct application of the calculation methods, to compile and publish the indicators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The circular economy package: new EU targets for recycling

 

 

 

A new important step towards a circular economy: on 18 April, the European Parliament adopted the circular economy package introducing new waste-management targets regarding reuse, recycling and landfilling.  New legally binding targets and deadlines for waste recycling and the reduction of landfilling are proposed and will be soon into force upon the Council’s approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Inclusive Development Index 2018

 

 

 

The Inclusive Development Index 2018 – introduced last year by the World Economic Forum System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Economic Progress  -  assesses the economic performances of 103 countries basing on a new economic policy framework and performance metric where living standards is measured as multidimensional phenomenon.  GDP, which is a necessary but not sufficient condition for rising median living standards, is complemented by a bottom-line metric, which brings in important 11 dimensions of social economic progress. The three key pillars of the Inclusive Index are growth and development – social inclusion and intergenerational equity - sustainable management of natural and financial resources. In order to achieve an inclusive growth, 15 areas of structural economic policy and institutional strength that have the potential to contribute simultaneously to higher growth and wider social participation in the process and benefits of such growth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New report highlights business opportunity using credible sustainability standards to achieve SDGs

 

 

 

 

The commitment of the private sector is an indispensable driver of progress on the 2030 sustainable development agenda, besides the public and community effort. Especially the large multinational companies can play a significant role in addressing social and environmental issues in their own supply chains and the wider sector they are part of.  At the same time reshaping their own business model and products supply can return in positive side-effects by preserving key inputs such as natural resources and services from the degrade and opening new markets and business opportunities. The report provides an overview of the existing sustainable standards in order to make them more accessible and credible for businesses, governments and consumers. This is key to provide a more handy and transparent tool for understanding and achieving the SDGs and help the businesses to engage in a radical shift towards a sustainability.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reporting on the SDGs

 

 

 

 

A new platform to develop a comprehensive reporting framework for business on SDGs. UN Global Compact—the largest corporate social responsibility initiative and a main entry point for business to advance UN goals—and GRI—which offers the most widely used corporate sustainability reporting standards—are partnering to work closely with a group of leading companies and key stakeholders. One of the main goals is to enable and promote communication on the SDGs, with a special emphasis on making it more accessible to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and ensure the relevance of SDG reporting for the investment community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan

 

 

 

 

In the new prospected circular economy prevention practices, re-use and recycle come first. This is one of the main message of the new EU action plan for the circular economy adopted by the Commission on 2 December 2015. Circular economy can have significant positive effects – along with the environmental benefits – on economic growth, employment opportunities and technology innovation. However, in order to tap into this potential and avoid potential economic losses due to stranded assets, investment in new waste treatment capacity needs to be framed in a long-term circular economy perspective and to be consistent with the EU waste hierarchy, which ranks waste management options according to their sustainability and gives top priority to preventing and recycling of waste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Policy Innovations for Transformative Change: UNRISD Flagship Report 2016

 

 

 

A framework for understanding how to set out a transformative change towards the 20130 agenda for Sustainable Development addressing the root causes of inequitable and unsustainable outcomes. This is the main lesson of theUnited Nations Research Unit for Sustainable Development’ report  that analyses the transformative potential of reforms and innovations in six key areas with relevance across multiple SDGs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Justice in the EU – Index Report 2016

 

 

 

Social justice has improved slightly in the majority of EU member states compared with last year’s Social Justice Index (SJI 2015). It appears that, after years of decline, the majority of countries reached their lowest point between 2012 and 2014. Based on 36 indicators, the Social Justice Index compares the 28 EU states across six dimensions: Poverty prevention, equitable education, labor market access, social cohesion and non-discrimination, health, as well as intergenerational justice which takes into account proxies for the social and environmental dimensions of sustainability.

 

 

 

 

Sustainable Development Goals – Overview

 

 

 

Eurostat publication ‘Sustainable Development Goals in the European Union’, released on November 2016, offers a statistical overview on the 17 SDGs with a comprehensive perspective for each single goal.

 

 

 

 

 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

 

 

 

United Nations platform for follow-up and review of the 20130 agenda for sustainable development and sustainable development goals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

World Development Indicators 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The new edition of the WDR includes indicators to help measure the 169 targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - these build on the 8 goals and 18 targets of the Millennium Development Goals we focused on in previous editions, but are far wider  Featuring the Sustainable Development Goals

in scope and far more ambitious. A complementary Sustainable Development Goals data dashboard provides an interactive presentation of the indicators we have in the WDI database that are related to each goal. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building a Sustainable and Desirable Economy-in-Society-in-Nature   December 3, 2013 by Robert Costanza (Author), Gar Alperovitz (Author), Herman Daly (Author), Joshua Farley (Author), & 5 more

The world has changed dramatically. We no longer live in a world relatively empty of humans and their artifacts. We now live in the “Anthropocene,” era in a full world where humans are dramatically altering our ecological life-support system. Our traditional economic concepts and models were developed in an empty world. (more)