Tag: Sustainable development

AfDB presents New Deal on Energy for Africa and the Transformative Partnership on Energy in Davos

AfDB presents New Deal on Energy for Africa and the Transformative Partnership on Energy in Davos

25 Jan 16  News
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) presented its New Deal on Energy for Africa, and launche...
Urban resilience: Challenges and opportunities for African cities

Urban resilience: Challenges and opportunities for African cities

22 Jan 16  News
Various city representatives gathered for a special breakout session during the recent Understanding Risk & Finance Conference to discuss resilience, the challenges and opportu...
A new deal on energy for Africa: Power, potential and partnership

A new deal on energy for Africa: Power, potential and partnership

20 Jan 16  News
Africa needs a new deal on energy, and now it has one. US President Roosevelt’s post-Depression New Deal of the 1930s focused on ‘Relief, Recovery and Reform’. For Afri...
Harnessing emerging technological breakthroughs for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Harnessing emerging technological breakthroughs for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

18 Jan 16  News
Effective global partnerships, sufficient financing and close cooperation between Governments and the private sector will be indispensable to harness the evolving global innovation...
CSTD 2015-2016 Inter-Sessional Panel: Smart Cities and Infrastructure and Foresight for Digital Development

CSTD 2015-2016 Inter-Sessional Panel: Smart Cities and Infrastructure and Foresight for Digital Development

15 Jan 16  News
Opening statement by Taffere Tesfachew, Acting Director, Division on Technology and Logistics; Director, Division on Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes, UNCTA...
Review of trade and trade-related issues in 2015

Review of trade and trade-related issues in 2015

13 Jan 16  Discussion
William Mwanza, tralac Researcher, provides a review of key trade-related developments in 2015 The past year has seen a number of important developments in trade and trade-related...
Of maize and money: How to bring farmers into the financial system

Of maize and money: How to bring farmers into the financial system

08 Jan 16  News
Nearly half of the world’s farmers are unbanked. This statistic is worrying given the evidence linking financial inclusion to poverty alleviation and since over 70 percent of the...
Scaling up climate and disaster resilience for the world’s most vulnerable

Scaling up climate and disaster resilience for the world’s most vulnerable

07 Jan 16  News
Natural disasters can cause unthinkable tolls and continue to disproportionately affect the poorest and most vulnerable. When the category five Cyclone Pam barreled down on Va...
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Enhancing urban resilience

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Enhancing urban resilience

06 Jan 16  News
The World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) conducted a CityStrength Diagnostic in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in February 2015 at the request of ...
Trade and Sustainable Growth: Capacitating and Strengthening the voice of Africa’s Private Sector, 16 December 2015

Trade and Sustainable Growth: Capacitating and Strengthening the voice of Africa’s Private Sector, 16 December 2015

18 Dec 15  Event
Alongside the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, africapractice (AP) and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) hosted a panel session on ...
Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change

14 Dec 15  News
195 nations set path to keep temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius An historic agreement to combat climate change and unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, ...
Options for follow-up and review of the trade-related elements of the Post-2015 agenda and financing for development

Options for follow-up and review of the trade-related elements of the Post-2015 agenda and financing for development

23 Nov 15  News
Trade and Sustainable Development: Options for Follow-up and Review Trade is reflected throughout the draft Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of June 2015 and the May 2015...
Trade for All: European Commission presents new trade and investment strategy

Trade for All: European Commission presents new trade and investment strategy

15 Oct 15  News
The Commission is proposing a new trade and investment strategy for the European Union, entitled ‘Trade for All: Towards a more responsible trade and investment policy’. The n...
When global goals meet African realities: new report sets out an agenda for change

When global goals meet African realities: new report sets out an agenda for change

14 Oct 15  News
The new Sustainable Development Goals will only succeed if they can succeed in Africa. How can we make that happen? A new report from the Africa Progress Panel, Global Goals, Afric...
“Vulnerable Twenty” ministers call for more action and investment in climate resiliency and low-emissions development

“Vulnerable Twenty” ministers call for more action and investment in climate resiliency and low-emissions development

12 Oct 15  News
Led by the Philippines, the V20 group say they represent a significant number of nations most vulnerable to climate change – low and middle income, least developed, arid, isthmus...
Reforms of International Investment Agreements should promote sustainable development goals

Reforms of International Investment Agreements should promote sustainable development goals

02 Oct 15  News
Speakers at the UNCTAD 62nd Trade and Development Board said that international investment agreements must preserve States’ abilities to adopt policies that support the SDGs. A b...
All eyes on UN as world body prepares to adopt new Sustainable Development Goals

All eyes on UN as world body prepares to adopt new Sustainable Development Goals

25 Sep 15  News
World leaders, heads of global financial institutions and other dignitaries are heading to New York, where, after months of intense negotiations, the United Nations is set to launc...
Inclusive business a key contributor to the new global development agenda

Inclusive business a key contributor to the new global development agenda

25 Sep 15  News
Business Call to Action sees strong increases in membership, commitments to improve lives and livelihoods for world’s poor people From small social entrepreneurships to large na...
United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015: Resource box

United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015: Resource box

22 Sep 15  News
A bold new global agenda to end poverty by 2030 and pursue a sustainable future was unanimously adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations on 25 September 2015 at the s...
Shortage of long-term finance blunts progress in developing countries

Shortage of long-term finance blunts progress in developing countries

15 Sep 15  News
Long-term finance is essential for households, firms and sustainable development. A shortage of long-term financing since the 2008 crisis is choking the investment-backed growth o...