UNEP and the Post-2015 Agenda

Post-2015 Agenda Publications

Integration and universality key to the post-2015 sustainable development agenda
UNEP Post-2015 Notes #8

An unprecedented series of decisions by governments since the 2012 Rio+20 conference has yielded progress towards a universal commitment to achieve sustainable development. The year 2015 will see additional efforts to finalize the global agenda, address its means of implementation, and set up ways to measure and monitor progress

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References of Notes 1-7 (May 2014)
References and summaries of UNEP Post-2015 Notes, from 1 to 7



Environment for Food and Nutrition Security (May 2014)
UNEP Post 2015 Note #7

Profound imbalances are increasing pressures on ecosystems to satisfy a growing demand for quantity, quality and diversity of food. This will require substantial changes in the production, consumption and quality of food. We need to produce more food more efficiently and in a way that preserves the natural resource base to guarantee adequate food supply for now and future generations.

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Eradicating Poverty through an Inclusive Green Economy (May 2014)
UNEP Post 2015 Note #6


Ending poverty can be achieved if sustainable economic growth, social protection, and environmental health and stewardship are considered together. Tracking progress through new indicators should be part of the drive towards eradicating poverty irreversibly through smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

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Sustainable Pastoralism and Post 2015 agenda (May 2014)

Pastoralism (extensive livestock production in the rangelands) is one of the most sustainable food systems on the planet and is practiced by between 200 and 500 million people worldwide, encompassing nomadic communities, transhumant herders, and agro-pastoralists, many of whom are facing similar challenges in both developed and developing countries. Enabling conditions are needed for pastoralism to fulfill its potential in the Post 2015 Agenda.

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Toward a Global Agenda of Sustainability and Equity: Civil Society Engagement (May 2014)

At the Rio+20 Summit the United Nations General Assembly (GA) resolved to put in place a set of Sustainable Development Goals (§ 245-251 of “The Future We Want”).

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Environmental Dimensions of Resilient and Peaceful Societies (April 2014)
UNEP Post 2015 Note #5

At least 40 per cent of all violent conflicts in the last 60 years have been linked to natural resources. Climate change and increasing natural disasters are expected to increase the risk of such conflicts by degrading the available resource base.

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Green and Decent Jobs for Poverty Eradication (April 2014)
UNEP Post 2015 Note #4

Green jobs are not just for high-tech enterprises. Nature-based and other green jobs can create prosperity for all while safeguarding the Earth’s life support systems and the ecological foundation of the economy.

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Human Health and the Environment (April 2014)
UNEP Post 2015 Note #3

Ensuring a clean and healthy environment, through effective environmental management, will provide multiple benefits to society and the economy.

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Sustainable Consumption and Production (March 2014)
UNEP Post 2015 Note #2

Achieving sustainable consumption and production patterns is not just an environmental issue; it is about maintaining the natural capital and hence productivity and capacity of our planet to meet human needs and sustains economic activities.

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Integrating the three dimensions of sustainable development (February 2014)
UNEP Post 2015 Note #1

Growth and prosperity are being achieved at the expense of the planet’s life support systems, and at the expense of greater inequality. Disasters are reversing development gains. The three dimensions of sustainable development are clearly inter-dependent.
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Embedding the Environment in Sustainable Development Goals (November 2013)
UNEP Post-2015 Discussion Paper 1

World leaders at the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20) reaffirmed their commitment to sustainable development which embraces economic progress, social development, and environmental protection for the benefit of all.

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