Sustainable Development Goals

Submitted by admin on 12. June 2017 - 11:30

The International Environment Forum has been engaged with the process of developing the UN 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) since the early stages, including inputs to the Rio+20 process and submissions to on-line consultations, listed below in reverse chronological order. Its focus now is on the implementation of the SDGs. Several of the papers below describe approaches to the SDGs for individuals, communities and businesses.

IEF Toolkit for the SDGS

This toolkit contains a selection of SDG targets relevant to local communities, the SDGs rewritten for personal use, SDG targets that businesses can contribute to implementing, and a selection of Baha'i-inspired texts for each SDG.

Implementing the SDGs

IEF 20th Annual Conference, 7-9 October 2016, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, on implementing the SDGs as communities and individuals

Geneva Workshops on Implementing the SDGs
Second Geneva Workshop on the SDGs, Geneva, 7 July 2016
Workshop on implementing the SDGs, Geneva, 27 April 2016

AIESEC Global Leaders Summit, Marrakech, Morocco, February 2016, with IEF keynote speaker on SDGs

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, University of Geneva Global Environmental Policy Programme, Policy Dialogue, 2 September 2015 (video)

Some relevant papers

The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges and Opportunities for Business, Arthur Dahl, presented at the Vision Gulf Business Conference, Kuwait, 31 May 2016

Using the new UN 2030 Agenda to work for justice at the local level, Arthur Dahl, presented at the Justice Conference, Netherlands, March 2016

Europe and the 2030 Agenda: Regional Assessment, Arthur Dahl. Presented at the EESC/UNEP/EEB Conference Sustainable Development Goals: Implementation in Europe, Brussels, 12-13 November 2015

The Sustainable Development Goals and their implications for the Western Balkans, Arthur Dahl. Paper presented at the European Center for Peace and Development 11th International Conference, Belgrade, Serbia, 24-25 October 2015.


Preparation of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs

New Baha'i International Community Statements on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, September/October 2015

IEF comments on Indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals, April 2015

Indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals, comments by IEF, January 2015

IEF response to SG's Synthesis Report, January 2015

The Road to Dignity by 2030 - SG's Synthesis Report, January 2015

The Challenge of the Sustainable Development Goals, December 2014

IEF inputs for UN Open Working Group on SDGs, 2 March 2014

UN Post-2015 Reports, 1 November 2013

Breaking Down the Silos: Integrating Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Agenda, 9 September 2013, including IEF contribution

A Million Voices: The World We Want, September 2013

IEF contributions to post-2015 dialogue, January-June 2013

IEF comments on post-2015 reports to UN Secretary-General, July 2013

Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals: Towards a New Social Contract, 20 June 2013

Post-2015 contribution on Local Action, 26 May 2013

Post-2015 consultation on Private Sector/Markets, 17 May 2013

Another IEF contribution to UN post-2015 consultation, 7 May 2013

IEF contributions to UN Post 2015 thematic consultations, 28 April 2013

Submissions by IEF members to UN post2015 consultation, 28 December 2012

IEF 16th Annual Conference - Rio+20, 11-23 June 2012

IEF Statements for Rio+20, 9 June 2012

Invitation to join and contribute to Rio+20 Dialogues on Sustainable Development, 1 May 2012

Planet Under Pressure 2012, 26-29 March 2012, with IEF participation

Comment on the Rio+20 zero draft, 13 January 2012, with IEF input

IEF submission to the Bureau of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), 25 October 2011

Preparations for Rio 2012, 7-8 March 2011