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The future sustainable development or how to face the 3-6-9 reality

The future sustainable development or how to face the 3-6-9 reality | We're all in this together | Scoop.it

Following up the recent UN Meeting on the definition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a group of international scientists have published an article in Nature, arguing for a set of six SDGs that link poverty eradication to protection of Earth's life support. 

 

What is the 3-6-9 reality?

 

As we are entering a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, leaving behind the long and fairly stable interglacial period Halocene, humans face a new reality.

 

We are moving rapidly towards a 3 degrees warming, we are in the middle of the 6 mass extinction of species which undermines genetic diversion and ecosystem services and by 2050 the planet would have to support 9 billion people, (2.5 billion more people). In numbers that means that in 2050 we will need:

 

Food:  + 60%

Water: +55%

Energy: + 80%

 

Safeguarding the planet’s life support system and ending poverty must therefore be, twin priorities

The international team identified six goals that, if met, would contribute to global sustainability while helping to alleviate poverty.

 

The six goals

 

1)      Thriving lives and livelihoods

2)      Food security

3)      Water security,

4)      Clean energy,

5)      Healthy and productive ecosystems,

6)      Governance for sustainable societies

 

The targets beneath each goal include updates and expanded targets under the MDGs, including ending poverty and hunger, combating HIV/aids, and improving maternal and child health. Also, a set of planetary "must haves": climate stability, reducing biodiversity loss, protection of ecosystem services, a healthy water cycle and oceans, sustainable nitrogen and phosphorus use, clean air and sustainable material use.

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How To Be Honest and Respectful With a Jerk

How To Be Honest and Respectful With a Jerk | We're all in this together | Scoop.it
“What a stupid idea!” your mind screams as you listen to your colleague. “It will never work.”How can you be honest and respectful at this moment?Saying, “That´s a
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How to Conduct an Effective Human Rights Impact Assessment
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How to Conduct an Effective Human Rights Impact Assessment<br/>	 | BSR Insight | We're all in this together | Scoop.it

The report includes eight guidelines for conducting effective HRIAs, practical examples and step-by-step guidance on the four levels of HRIAs: corporate, country, site, and product.


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Business and human rights - Corporate social responsibility - Enterprise and Industry

Business and human rights - Corporate social responsibility - Enterprise and Industry | We're all in this together | Scoop.it
European Commission - Enterprise and Industry - This page provides information on business and human rights in the field of corporate and social responsibility.

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The page includes a link to the new introductory guide to human rights for SMEs consistent with the UN Guiding Principles.

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The Dhaka Principles for Migration with Dignity

The Dhaka Principles for Migration with Dignity | We're all in this together | Scoop.it
The Dhaka Principles for Migration with Dignity are a set of human rights based principles to enhance respect for the rights of migrant workers from the moment of recruitment, during overseas employment aand through to further employment or safe...

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How to Create Your Reason

How to Create Your Reason | We're all in this together | Scoop.it

Fantastic reminder to wake up every morning knowing why. May it hold me accountable for the rest of my life.

 

What's your reason?

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Teacher’s resignation letter: ‘My profession … no longer exists’

Teacher’s resignation letter: ‘My profession … no longer exists’ | We're all in this together | Scoop.it
Increasingly teachers are speaking out against school reforms that they believe are demeaning their profession, and some are simply quitting because they have had enough.
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New Guide Helps Investors Address Human Rights Risks - Institute for Human Rights and Business

New Guide Helps Investors Address Human Rights Risks - Institute for Human Rights and Business | We're all in this together | Scoop.it
The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) in collaboration with Calvert Investments and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility is releasing a guide that shows investors how to effectively integrate human rights into investment...

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Good Practice Notes on Human Rights Released

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Three good practice notes on human rights released by The Global Compact addressing the following topics: 

- Developing Corporate Human Rights Policies and the Role of Legal Counsel

- Community Engagement and Investment to Advance Human Rights in Supply Chains

- Supporting Worker Empowerment - Including Support for Workers’ Assertion of their Human Rights - in the Supply Chain.


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