August 2016

BRICS’s Jaipur declaration urges international FIs to support sustainable development

Times of India, 21 August, 2016
Concluding a two-day discussion on sustainable development goals (SDGs) here on Sunday, the BRICS nations’ women parliamentarian forum adopted the Jaipur declaration calling upon international financial institutions to “support and facilitate financing for development on favourable terms” to developing and least developed countries.

World Energy Council: Tackling non-tariff measures a priority in addressing the energy trilemma

Business Wire, 18 August, 2016
Environmental goods represent a trade market of approximately US$ 1trillion annually. Reducing barriers to trade and investment would support cost effectiveness and efficient decarbonisation of the energy sector leading to more sustainable and accessible energy systems, finds a new report by the World Energy Council.

One year on, the SDGs provide reason for hope

The World Bank, 1 August, 2016
The SDGs were the result of the most collaborative and inclusive process in UN history and signal a very real shift in the way people think about tackling development challenges to deliver a viable future for both the planet and its people. There is growing understanding that the two are indelibly linked.