Contributions from Major Groups - Sustainable cities and human settlements
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Lake Victoria Climate Change Readiness Brief No.2 (July 2013) by the EA SusWatch Network on how far how regional block - the East African Community (EAC) has moved to implement its Climate Change Poli...
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We, the Mayors and local leaders coming from 20 cities on four continents convened in Bonn, Germany’s United Nations City and home to ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, by the World Mayors Co...
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Statement delivered by Maruxa Cardama from ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability

Summary:
There has been hardly any delegation that has not mentioned the local dimension of water and sanitati...
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delivered by Maruxa Cardama from ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability

Summary:
We have followed with great attention the discussions over the past days and particularly welcome the unanimous...
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LAMG STATEMENT
Intervention delivered by Mrs Aliye Celik, UCLG representative
on behalf of the Local Authorities Major Group
Public hearings on Health and population dynamics
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) on 12:00 am, 27 Jun, 2013
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BERLIN, GERMANY (20 June, 2013)—The implementation of the Voluntary Commitments on Sustainable Transport launched at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, one year ago t...
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BERLIN, GERMANY (20 June, 2013)—The implementation of the Voluntary Commitments on Sustainable Transport launched at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio+20, one year ago t...
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This paper gives an overview of the interrelationship of climate change, sustainable development and disability. It highlights some of the challenges of this interrelationship for policy makers, resea...
Christian Blind Mission on 6:49 am, 20 Jun, 2013
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This paper gives an overview of the interrelationship of climate change, sustainable development and disability. It highlights some of the challenges of this interrelationship for policy makers, resea...
Christian Blind Mission on 12:00 am, 20 Jun, 2013
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This critical analysis by the Women’s Major Group members2 on the High-­‐level Panel (HLP) of Eminent Persons report, released on May 30th with recommendations for the Post 2015 Development Agen...
Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) on 12:17 pm, 17 Jun, 2013
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Animal health and human health are inextricably connected.

The risk of zoonotic and food-borne disease has grown as farming methods have become more globalized and industrial farming practices – w...
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Local and regional authorities consider Water and Sanitation Management as a Global Issue and request that access to water and sanitation be ensured as a basic service, a strong tool to reduce poverty...
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We would like to stress the paramount role played by the sub-national level in anticipating crises and concretely improving food security and nutrition. This underscores the need for a global territor...
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Local and subnational governments would like to put forward a target for a holistic and ecosystem-based approach for enhancing city-region food systems.

Why the city-region approach? We have heard ...
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The Food and Agriculture Cluster was formed in New York to support messages from Major Groups and Civil Society before, during and following the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. The Clus...
Food and Agriculture Cluster on 12:00 am, 22 May, 2013
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In the post-2015 landscape universal food security and zero hunger can be achieved. To do this we must both better govern the balance between plant-based and animal-based foods and distribute food mor...
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The Rio+20 outcome document proposes the elaboration of a set of Sustainable Development Goals that will contribute to sustainably managing the world’s increasing resource use within the context of dw...
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Whereas the Rio+20 Conference laid the foundation and charted the overall course for the desirable and needed policy action towards “The Future We Want”, the challenges ahead lie in rapidly and effect...
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The Missions of Thailand, Kenya and the Netherlands, in cooperation with UN-DESA, are organizing the third meeting in a series of lunchtime panel discussions on Sustainable Transport. The topic for th...
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A brief report. The 10 presentations are linked from the blog post. Most are highly informative. Others raise grave concerns.

The apparent dominant view from the sustainability sciences from #1 ...
Commons Cluster on 12:00 am, 25 Mar, 2013
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The Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature fully supports the positions taken by the Earth Law Center for inclusion in the Major Groupsˇ¦ input on the development of the SDGs:
„h Support for Earth-...
Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature on 12:00 am, 14 Mar, 2013
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Two large practical problems with the UN's SD Goals.
1) The SDG's focus on development with seemingly little or no focused attention to rebound effects.
2) Projects that are intended to be sust...
Commons Cluster on 12:00 am, 13 Mar, 2013
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I think the great problem with the SDG's is that they are development goals, not sustainability goals.

We should reverse the priority, to have top priority go to measurable progress toward hard t...
Commons Cluster on 12:00 am, 13 Mar, 2013
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