Financing Sustainable Development

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Date of Publication: November 30, 2014

Year of Publication: 2014

Publication City: New York, NY

Publisher: Sustainable Development Solutions Network

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Implementing the SDGs through Effective Investment Strategies and Partnerships

Three summits in 2015 will set the stage for international cooperation over the coming decades. In July 2015, governments will convene for the Third Conference on Financing for Development Addis Ababa, which will focus on Financing Sustainable Development (FSD). Two months later, in September 2015, they are scheduled to adopt a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations in New York. Finally, in December 2015, the 21st 7 Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is expected to adopt a binding agreement on the long-term reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

The three summits will rise or fall together. Without financing there can be no credible agreement on the SDGs or climate change. Without the SDGs, there can be no guidance on how to design a financing framework for sustainable development. Without a successful climate summit, the hope to end poverty will be lost. In this sense, next year’s three summits will forge the sustainable development future of the planet, successful or not. The 2015 Addis Consensus must update and broaden the Monterrey Consensus to cover the financing needs of the SDGs as well as the climate agenda…”

The public consultation period for this document runs through 10 January 2014, to submit comments use the form on the SDSN website.

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