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  • Ensure that destruction of the environment is not used as a weapon of war by guaranteeing accountability for environmental degradation caused by armed conflict, including ensuring comprehensive post-conflict environmental clean-up and ecological rehabilitation
  • Reduce by at least three-quarters the number of nuclear weapons in States’ arsenals by 2020; achieve by 2020 universal anti-personnel landmine and cluster munitions clearance and, by 2020, have destroyed all stockpiles and ended all production of anti-personnel landmines and cluster munitions
  • a target on redirecting military spending towards social expenditure, including to support justice and participation

Source: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Integration: Achieving a better balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions (January 20, 2015).

  • add text on the equitable sharing of benefits from ecosystems to target SDT151 on the conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems (ref. SDT156).
  • add text on livelihoods of the poor and increasing the economic benefits from the conservation and use of biodiversity is added to target SDT154 on halting biodiversity loss

Source: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Integration: Achieving a better balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions (January 20, 2015).

  • Recognise the linkages with and contribution of fisheries and aquaculture to food security in targets SDT142 and SDT144
  • Recognise the economic importance of the services that marine ecosystems provide by by including the text ‘to support inclusive economic development’ to target SDT142.
  • Support sustainable small-scale fisheries and aquaculture in all countries with gender equality under the human rights framework, including by providing equitable access of women fishers, small-scale and artisanal fishers to inter-alia, marine industry decision-making processes, credit and resources, fisheries and markets.

Source: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Integration: Achieving a better balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions (January 20, 2015).

  • By 2030 increase substantially the number of companies, especially large companies all major corporations should report on social and environmental impact, alongside financial reporting, in a transparent, open and timely manner.
  • Governments to establish a national legislative framework requiring participants in the capital market supply chain to be producing an integrated sustainability report to society – on a mandatory comply or explain basis.
  • Strengthening the sustainable product stewardship for commodities along the production chain with ecologic and social criteria for sourcing, corporate responsibility and downstream access for primary producers with reliable system of monitoring, reporting and verification.
  • Governments to require on a comply or explain basis all fund managers with more than $10 billion under management to be publishing an integrated report to their asset owning clients and society by 2030, including details of how they have integrated sustainable development into all AGM voting, or to explain why they have not done so.

Source: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Integration: Achieving a better balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions (January 20, 2015).

Redirect subsidies to fossil fuel and resource-based industries by 10% per annum towards sustainable economic sectors relevant to each country in order to foster its internal social and territorial cohesion (Ref. SDT12c).

Source: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Integration: Achieving a better balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions (January 20, 2015).

  • a target on increased investment in energy- and resource-efficiency infrastructure
  • a target on promoting natural and climate smart infrastructure
  • adding more socially focused language to target 9.4 (SDT094): By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean [ADD: and socially] and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities, [ADD: with full accordance to human rights framework and gender equality]
  • Achieve structural transformation of economies towards social and environmental responsible production patterns, in all sectors and activities

Source: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Integration: Achieving a better balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions (January 20, 2015).

Some stakeholder proposals for targets that could be used to address the environmental dimension under this goal are:

  • Achieve progressively through 2030 global resource efficiency, and achieve absolute decoupling of economic activity, both consumption and production, and human development from environmental degradation and resource use, by inter alia setting targets to place caps on virgin resource extraction including through Cap-and-Share
  • Countries report on their contribution to planetary boundaries and incorporate them, together with other environmental and social indicators, into expanded GDP measures and national accounts (ref. SDT1717)
  • Governments to promote capital markets regulation that integrates sustainable development factors in the mandates of the supervision agencies of stewardship codes, listing rules and financial stability.
  • A target on the internalisation of external environmental and social costs in national accounting and in economic balances resulting in sustainable and fair end product prices that is consistent with target SDT1719
  • A target on the development and implementation of low carbon, climate resilient economic development strategies and action plans.

Source: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Integration: Achieving a better balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions (January 20, 2015).

While the goal heading refers to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, references to ‘safe’, ‘clean’ and ‘sustainable’ energy are missing from the detail of the targets.

This goal has been significantly weakened in the final stages of the OWGs work and stakeholders have argued that previously included goals on phasing out fossil fuels subsidies and increasing the share of clean energy technologies (including sustainable biomass and advanced cookstoves) should be reinstated.

The inclusion of targets in these areas would strengthen both the environmental and social dimensions.

Source: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Integration: Achieving a better balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions (January 20, 2015).

This goal contains elements from all three dimensions and is relatively balanced in terms of social and environmental elements, but may be strengthened with the addition of further economic aspects.

There are no stakeholder proposals. This suggests that the key issues that stakeholders consider to be important in relation to water and sanitation are already included within the OWG’s proposal.

Source: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Integration: Achieving a better balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions (January 20, 2015).

A balanced goal by janbmgojanbmgo, 26 Jan 2015 19:58

Targets relating to the economic aspects of gender equality and women's empowerment that have been proposed include:

  • Increase women’s control over their earnings
  • Increase girls’ savings and access to financial services by 50% by 2030
  • Ensure all girls receive quality financial literacy training
  • Tackle women’s unequal access to economic livelihoods opportunities (formal employment and living wage)

A target that could strengthen the environmental dimension in this goal is:

  • By 2030 empower women to fully participate in decision making for use and management of natural resources and for addressing climate change and ensure the climateresilience of women and girls

Source: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Integration: Achieving a better balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions (January 20, 2015).

Additional target proposals by janbmgojanbmgo, 26 Jan 2015 19:50

Proposals of new targets that could strengthen the environmental and economic dimensions of this goal:

  • Education systems prepare learners to work, actively contribute to and live in low carbon economies (ref.SDT047 which includes some aspects, and SDT12.8 and SDT133)
  • Governments to have integrated sustainable finance into their national curricula by 2020; for the top fund manager and analyst courses such as the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute and for all the top MBA programmes to cover sustainable finance (ref economic dimension)

Source: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Integration: Achieving a better balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions (January 20, 2015).

Proposals of new targets that would balance in this goal:

  • Add ‘develop preventive plans to deal with projected climate-related vector borne diseases12 and other health risks’ to target SDT039 on reducing deaths and illnesses from pollution
  • Reflect the importance of protecting biodiversity and genetic diversity for its contribution to disease prevention and cure (ref SDG15
  • A target on reducing economic losses associated with sick leave, would boost the economic dimension in this goal

Source: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Integration: Achieving a better balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions (January 20, 2015).

Proposals of new targets that would strengthen the environmental dimension,of this goal:

  • Stop and turn back annual increases in greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation resulting from farming and livestock production by 2020.
  • Limit the usage of human-edible food crops for animal feed at (Y) percent
  • Reduce the proportion of meat and dairy in diets to below globally sustainable levels
  • Increase the water-efficiency of agricultural production by 25 per cent

Source: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Integration: Achieving a better balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions (January 20, 2015).

Proposals to strengthen the environmental and economic dimensions include the inclusion of target SDT123 as a target under this goal as follows.

The inclusion of this target under Goal 02 would also improve the universality of this goal.

Source: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Integration: Achieving a better balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions (January 20, 2015).

In order to strengthen the environmental and economic dimensions in this goal it is proposed to generalize target SDT115 into a target under this goal as follows:

Build resilience of the poor and reduce by X% deaths and by Y% economic losses related to disasters by protecting livelihoods and productive assets, including livestock, working animals, tools and seeds.

Source: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Integration: Achieving a better balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions (January 20, 2015).

In a study commissioned by the German Council for Sustainable Development, Stakeholder Forum has examined integration in the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and put forward stakeholder proposals which could be used to improve the balance of the three dimensions of sustainable development within the goals.

Read more, including the full report, here: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Integration: Achieving a better balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions (January 20, 2015).

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