By Emily Benson - Green Economy Coalition – July, 2016
The report describes how the SDGs offer an opportunity – not just as an innovation map for markets, but as a dashboard of indicators to monitor macro trends, opportunities and risks that face our global systems.
In an increasing interconnected world where issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, rising inequality pose multiple risks, the SDG framework can become a powerful strategic tool for identifying the connections between compounding risks and opportunities.
By Chris Hopkins - Green Economy Coalition – January, 2015
There has been a nationwide move across China to look beyond the world leading raw GDP growth figures of the last 30 years and focus on a range of broader metrics, including environmental and employment performance.
Around 70 smaller Chinese cities and counties abandoned GDP targets in 2014, but this was mostly in areas with high poverty rates and special agricultural or ecological value.
By Chris West - Stockholm Environment Institute – September, 2014
How do we make sure the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are actually met by 2030? This is one of the many vexed questions facing the SDG drafters as they survey the sometimes patchy progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The discussion on ‘means of implementation’ for the SDGs has, among other things, highlighted the make-or-break role of businesses, large and small, in realizing the global transition to sustainable development over the coming 15 years.
By Emily Benson - Green Economy Coalition – April, 2014
2014 marks an important, if unnoticed, anniversary. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is now eighty years old. Born in 1934 and in active service until 1944, GDP is an elderly pensioner. The measurement has had a venerable career; having originally been devised to provide information about economic activity during the Great Depression, GDP is now an unrivalled authority for measuring national progress across the world.
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