Critical thinking, integrated analysis and awareness raising on Sustainable Development Goals and a post-2015 development agenda
  • Photo shows an ecosan toilet block at a school in Tamil Nadu, India

    If we are to truly fulfill the Sustainable Development Goals' (SDGs) vision of universal sanitation access, then governments, businesses and civil society need to recognize the value of sanitation outside the household – not only in fulfilling rights but also in boosting labour force participation, economic productivity and health and well-being. 

  • photo shows pylons in Mumbai

    Ahead of the UNFCCC climate talks in Paris, India has submitted its plans for emissions reductions. Harshita Bisht from Development Alternatives reflects on what is in the plan.

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    At the UN Summit in September, the largest-ever gathering of world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a bold new roadmap to tackle climate change and extreme poverty by 2030. The global community now faces the real work of translating vision into action.

  • Smallholder and community carbon projects have shown they can deliver local benefits and promote climate resilience. Now the Plan Vivo Standard and its partners, representing the oldest ethical carbon standard, have pledged their commitment to the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

  • African village

    ODI has projected how the world is likely to do on all 17 SDGs, based on current trends. While performance across the goals and in each region is likely to vary widely, current global performance is leading us towards failure on all the SDGs come 2030.


The zero draft of the UN summit outcomes on the Sustainable Development Goals does credit to global discussions to date, but Kitty van der Heijden and Mathilde Bouyé from WRI find there is still scope for improvement.