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[NEWS] SDG-Tracker: Tracking Global Progress Towards the 17 Goals




作為數據世界的綜合項目,Our World in Data因此建立了SDG-Tracker的初始原型,這是第一個方便用家的方式跟踪所有17個最新可持續發展目標的項目。 它提供了一個交互動中心,用家可以在可持續發展目標的所有可用數據中探索和跟踪進展情況。

SDG-Tracker is the first project to track the latest data of all 17 SDGs in a user-friendly manner.

It provides an interactive center where users can explore and track progress across all available data on the Sustainable Development Goals.

People must understand the current state of the world and the progress we must make to achieve the sustainable development goals.

As an integrated project of our data world,Our World in Data, therefore, established the initial prototype of SDG-Tracker, the first project to track all 17 of the latest sustainable development goals in a user-friendly manner. It provides an interactive center where users can explore and track progress across all available data on the Sustainable Development Goals.

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[NEWS] HELCOM Shares Insight on Cross-sectoral Cooperation to Reach The SDGs in The Baltic Sea

The objective of the Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) is to promote dialogue and exchange of experiences and identify programmes and opportunities to strengthen cross-sectoral cooperation between regional ocean organizations and regional fishery bodies with a view to supporting their key role in achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and related sustainability development Goals.

In this context, the Baltic States and the European Union earlier agreed to strengthen coordination and cooperation between the Helsinki Commission and fishery agencies active in the Baltic Sea region, in particular BALTFISH and the Baltic Advisory Council, seeking synergy, the International Maritime Committee (ICES) ). Achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Target and the related United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Ocean Sustainable Development Goal 14, will require consistency in marine and fishery management measures.

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[NEWS] Implement Sustainable Development Goals: Speakers Urge Government to Work with Stakeholders

ISLAMABAD: National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) on Tuesday urged the government to engage key stakeholders in setting the framework for prioritization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) implementation.

The speaker delivered this speech at the Action Policy Forum held at a local hotel on Tuesday to implement the “2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.”

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[NEWS] The Alarm on Biodiversity Loss

These expert assessments were written by more than 550 experts from more than 100 countries for more than three years and cover four world regions: the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Europe and Central Asia. The fifth report will discuss the status of land degradation and restoration in the region and globally.

Although the international community is committed to protecting biodiversity, it lacks sufficient attention. In October 2010, global leaders held a meeting in Aichi Prefecture, Japan to formulate the “Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020”, which includes 20 ambitious goals – such as reducing global habitat reduction and ending overfishing – signing Both sides agreed to reach an agreement by 2020.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals also include, in particular, the conservation of biological diversity. However, progress towards these global biodiversity goals may be more than ensuring that everyone can accept the time ahead.

The report will highlight trends and possible futures and outline the best policy options available to mitigate ecosystem degradation, from coral reefs to tropical rainforests. In summary, the IPBES assessment will represent the global scientific community’s consensus on the status of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

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Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

Sounding the alarm on biodiversity loss

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[NEWS] Putting in place sustainable development goals at the UN

The Millennium Development Goals received different comments. They include eight clear goals related to poverty, education, empowerment of women, child mortality, maternal health, illness, environmental sustainability and strengthening global partnerships.

The report of the United Nations on the assessment of progress listed improvements in various indicators. For example, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people living in developing countries who live on less than $1.25 a day – determining the limit of extreme poverty – dropped from 47% to 14%.

Another distinctive feature of the Sustainable Development Goals is that they are not only aimed at developing countries. This is a criticism of the Millennium Development Goals. The implication is that they are basically designed to catch up with the rich world. Some sustainable development goals require the industrial countries to take concerted action, not just the advice and assistance of these countries. This is very popular.

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[NEWS] Biodiversity loss is scarier than climate change

WWF director general Marco Lambertini at Ecosperity observed that the speed of the natural disappearance was almost 1,000 times that of the original, and it was also the fastest reduction in species since the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

WWF’s Living Planet report from 2016 showed that of 3,706 wildlife populations around the world, 60 per cent have disappeared in the last 40 years.

“We need to work out the invisible value of nature,” says Lambertini. “We cannot have a prosperous society in a depleted planet.”

Services provided by nature, such as trees that filter air and water, plants that store carbon, insects that pollinate crops, and the mental health benefits of green areas, are valued at $125 trillion a year, reaching $145 trillion. The study also found that losses caused by land use change amount to 4 to 20 trillion U.S. dollars per year found by a study in 2014 by ecologists.

Lambertini claimed that “We need to make biodiversity loss and nature loss a serious issue, an issue that people are afraid of,” he says. “We are scared of climate change, but the loss of nature is “even more scary,”.

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Why biodiversity loss is scarier than climate change



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[NEWS] Global Targets Agreed for SDG Road Safety Progress

FIA Foundation Deputy Director Avi Silverman said: “These targets are essential if there is to be global progress towards the SDG agenda on road safety. They provide a clear set of actions to be prioritized by governments worldwide. And importantly, they take into account the needs of children and the vulnerable, setting the key objectives to save lives on the world’s roads.”

The goal of Sustainable Development Goal 3.6 is to halve the number of road traffic casualties by 2020. The focus of SRD 11.2 is to provide everyone with a safe and sustainable transportation system, improve road safety and pay special attention to children and vulnerable groups.

WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said “Road injuries are the top cause of death for young people. It is simply not possible to improve child and adolescent health if we don’t address road traffic crashes”, which had emphasized the importance of the work, particularly for children and youngsters.

Read More: Governments have reached agreement on a set of global targets intended to drive progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) agenda on road safety

Download: FIA Foundation Annual Report 2017


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[NEWS] IHG Group’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

IHG have identified the seven Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) where they believe they can have the greatest impact to address some of the world’s biggest challenges and ensure the long-term sustainability and success of their business – from reducing poverty and hunger through economic multiplier effect, to providing quality education via their IHG Academy and decent work to hundreds of thousands of colleagues globally, and combating climate change through the IHG Green Engage system.

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