The SDGs a year on: where are we now?

January 19, 2017

[SDGs series No.1] The first anniversary of the entry into force of the Sustainable Development Objectives (SDGs) was celebrated on 1 January 2017. To mark this occasion, IDDRI has drawn up an initial review of the initiatives taken in response to this new international sustainable development agenda. As a first step in this exercise, this […]

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REDD+ project performance: predicting the worst and promising the best?

September 28, 2016

REDD+ projects are part of a performance compensation rationale whereby carbon credits are sold mainly on the voluntary market. The study of two projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Madagascar however shows that this performance can be artificially constructed too easily. Despite the existence of certification schemes, the environmental integrity of these […]

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Collaborative mobility: public authorities have a role to play!

July 29, 2016

Carpooling and car sharing among individuals are often presented as key components of sustainable mobility, especially in sparsely populated areas. While these practices have real environmental and social potential, their development for short distances faces many challenges. How can we overcome these obstacles, and what role should the public authorities have in supporting collaborative mobility […]

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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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The SDGs: unlocking their potential at the European level

May 12, 2016

Agenda 2030  is a real global policy project on sustainable development. However, the reporting exercise designed by the United Nations will not be enough to ensure its effective implementation. One key to its success lies in the capacity of the targets to generate policy decisions that are conducive to sustainable development. But how exactly? How […]

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Why SDGs should become a crucial issue of national policy debates

April 28, 2016

The appropriation of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) by policy makers is still very variable, and even rudimentary in the developed countries, compared to that of the commitments made during COP21. However, the SDGs do not concern only the countries of the South; they address issues that are also critical in Europe (income inequalities, global […]

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