SDG implementation: France accelerates

February 28, 2018

In a Policy Brief published in October 2017, IDDRI noted the growing importance—in France—of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (ODD). At the time, the French government had just announced—through the Secretary of State at the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition—the development of an SDG […]

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Greening the EU budget

February 22, 2018

While the European Union is debating its future and attempting to define its policy priorities for the coming decade, it must—at the same time—draft its next financial framework for the post-2020 period. As the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020 is nearing completion, discussions concerning its successor have begun; on February 27, 2018, EU leaders will […]

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Three suggestions for improving the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

July 27, 2017

From July 10 to July 20, 2017, all the countries of the world met at UN headquarters to take stock of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Did the 2017 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) delivered on its promises? Upon returning from New York, the IDDRI team formulates some ideas for improving the Forum, particularly in the […]

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France’s climate plan: a coherent and ambitious framework to be concretized

July 13, 2017

Nicolas Hulot, Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, presented France’s Climate Plan on Thursday, 6 July 2017. Certain announcements, such as the 2050 target for achieving carbon neutrality and the ban on diesel and petrol vehicles from 2040 drew considerable attention. However, the French plan also contains a number of agendas which should–in the […]

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SDGs: will France pass the test?

November 2, 2016

Just over a year after the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by all of the countries of the world, IDDRI organised a conference on 26 October aimed at analysing and assessing their impact in France and their ownership by the public authorities, civil society and companies. An event during which IDDRI presented its […]

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Collaborative and digital tools to drive the ecological transition

July 7, 2016

Can public authorities use collaborative economy and digital tools to support their sustainable development policies and to enhance their public services? This was the main focus of IDDRI’s conference of June 23, 2016, entitled Sustainable Development 2.0: Can digital technologies fuel the ecological transition?, which brought together participants from different backgrounds to share their experience […]

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