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Make sure the SDGs are about action, not just words

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Written by Åsa Persson Thursday, 19 February 2015 14:34

Most of the attention in the Sustainable Development Goals process so far has been on drafting. But if we can’t figure out how each country will go about achieving the goals, we might as well not bother.

 

Finance for sustainable development must reach poor and vulnerable families

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Written by Paul Steele and Aaron Atteridge Tuesday, 10 February 2015 00:00

The model of climate and development finance for developing countries needs to be turned upside down post-2015 to reflect the heavy burden borne by the poorest.

   

To turn back the Doomsday Clock, stop dallying on climate change

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Written by Sivan Kartha Friday, 23 January 2015 00:00

Without stepped-up action, the world will be 3–8°C warmer by the end of the century. It’s not too late to avoid catastrophic climate change, but time is running out.

 

How should we calculate the CO2 impact of the Keystone pipeline proposal?

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Written by Peter Erickson and Michael Lazarus Wednesday, 14 January 2015 00:00

The sharp drop in oil prices has changed the debate over Keystone XL, highlighting questions about how the pipeline might affect oil sands production. But the bigger issue is how long the U.S. will continue to pursue contradictory energy and climate policies.

   

With $10bn banked, what next for the Green Climate Fund?

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Written by Adis Dzebo Tuesday, 16 December 2014 00:00

Having achieved its minimum US$10 billion funding target, the Green Climate Fund is ready to become operational. But money is not enough – countries need to learn how to use finance more efficiently and transparently.

   

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