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'Science innovations crucial for post-MDG devt agenda' - The Observer

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'Science innovations crucial for post-MDG devt agenda'
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African scientists have agreed to push for the continent to achieve the post-Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agenda through advancing innovations.
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Six ways business can help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals

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Transparency International is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption.
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OECD Action Plan on the Sustainable Development Goals

Sound public policies grounded in evidence – and implemented effectively – will be crucial for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This document outlines four broad areas for future action for the OECD, highlighting what it could do more of – or do differently – to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. C/MIN(2016)6.
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Sustainable Development Goals - the most important agenda ever!

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If you ask me personally, I think it is much more fun and much more rewarding to act on inspiration then it is “to comply with” …
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14 Ways Agriculture is Contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals | Farming First

Read some top picks from the stories submitted below in this latest "Supporter Spotlight" blog. For more stories, search #Ag4SDGs on Twitter.
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Remarks by Leaders at Post 2015 Development Summit

Sept. 27, 2015: Secretary of State John Kerry participates in a panel discussion on post-2015 development goals, hosted by U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, ...
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Adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals

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A wrap on UN Post 2015 Development Agenda

The adoption of the new post-2015 developmental agenda has been lauded as a defining moment in human history. On a day that included a visit by Pope ...
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Kenya spearheads adoption of the Post 2015 Development Agenda - Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

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United Nations set to holds a Summit for adoption of post-2015 development agenda

United Nations holds a Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda Watch KTN Live http://www.ktnkenya.tv/live Watch KTN News ...
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Sustainable development agenda: 2030

On 25 to 27 September, United Nations member states will formally adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as key elements of the post-2015 development agenda (1), successors to the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that focused attention from 2000 to 2015. The final 2030 agenda text for adoption proposes 17 SDGs with 169 targets, to be supplemented in 2016 with numerous indicators. All of the text emphasizing science, technology, and innovation (STI) is most welcome but achieving desired outcomes by 2030 will require deep understanding of how to maximize the contributions of STI. Having had the privilege of addressing this topic to the UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) that will oversee the SDG effort, I discuss areas that I believe are essential to success. I focus on three issues: (i) using the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) process to bridge SDGs and scientific communities, (ii) choosing targets, indicators, and roadmaps related to STI, and (iii) the imperative of building knowledge-based societies.

 

Sustainable development agenda: 2030
William Colglazier

Science 4 September 2015:
Vol. 349 no. 6252 pp. 1048-1050
http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.aad2333


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Kenya plans to enhance education for sustainable development goals -- Shanghai Daily | 上海日报 -- English Window to China New

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Kenya plans to enhance education for sustainable development goals - Shanghai Daily (subscription) http://t.co/lNi2ToU9

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Very wise move indeed. Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs] are about Leaving No One Behind [LNOB]. Massive education is required to ensure that the SDGs are taken to the grassroots in order to achieve LNOB.

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Post-2015 Development agenda – Why is national advocacy ...

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Written by Dorothee Gueneheux, CIVICUS on the Sustainable Development 2015 website. "Even in the context of shrinking flows of official development assistance (ODA), the new development agenda, which is to replace the ...
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The 169 target sustainable development goals likely here to stay, says U.N. - Humanosphere

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The long list of proposed sustainable - 17 goals and 169 targets - are not going to be trimmed down, says UNDP Admin Helen Clark.

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Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals is an imperative - OECD

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Data and research on green growth and sustainable development including consumption, innovation, green cities, green energy, green jobs and green transport., On 25 September 2015, the 193 countries of the United Nation’s General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This comprehensive set of goals aims to “end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all” as part of a new development agenda.
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We must act fast on the global goals, or risk leaving the poorest behind | Elizabeth Stuart

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Early action on the sustainable development goals is desperately needed – without it, they may become impossible to achieve
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Internet of Things Declaration to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals - IoT Week

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Adopted by the participants of the Internet of Things Week 2017  on 9 June 2017 in Geneva Background The Internet of Things (IoT) is emerging as a powerful enabler in many application domains, such as water and energy management, environmental monitoring, health, smart cities, smart industry an
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Business leading the way: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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(Part1) How businesses can leverage supply chain to make big progress on SDGs as a tool for sustainability and growth.Check i
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The President Speaks at the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals

President Obama delivers remarks at the Closing Session of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals in New York City. September 27, 2015.
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One Minute Sustainable Development Goals

The UN wants to end poverty and climate change in the next 15 years. It's all part of its new Sustainable Development Goals. The Stream's Femi Oke explains ...
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5 Key Quotes from the Sustainable Development Goals Summit - UN Dispatch

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UN Dispatch 5 Key Quotes from the Sustainable Development Goals Summit UN Dispatch Malala Yousafzai, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and several other world leaders could be seen around the hallways and made appearances at the summit where the...
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Post-2015 development agenda adopted by UN

A United Nations Development Summit in New York has officially approved the post-2015 development agenda, which defines the global development ...
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UAE pledges to 'leave no one behind' in march towards better world

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Shaikha Lubna made the pledge on Saturday during her speech in the three-day Sustainable Development Goals 2015 Summit.

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Literacy key for sustainable development - PM

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Literacy is a key driver for economic and sustainable development in the society as evident in any country ranked under the first world status, says Prime Minister Sibusiso Barnabas Dlamini. 

The premier has also noted that if a person can read and write, he can learn and communicate to his or her full potential and bring about change in the society. Dlamini was speaking during the commemoration of the International Literacy Day which was held at Lomahasha Inkhundla, yesterday.

The country joined the rest of the world in devoting 24 hours in the annual calendar for commemorating an aspect of global human development that most societies across the world consider to be of enormous importance, which is literacy. 

The United Nations, through UNESCO has motivated the commemoration of the day as it has done on the subject of literacy for almost four decades. 

The prime minister who was the guest speaker at the event which was attended by hundreds of people from across the country said that, Swaziland has taken the initiative of educating every Swazi as one of the factors to take the country to the first world status. 

Dlamini pointed out that with the advent of the internet and the smart-phones, the spread of their use, and the spectacular means of access to information on any subject, the level of learning and communication has been raised even higher.

For this reason, the premier said that the opportunity to achieve literacy should therefore be a basic human right, with no exception. 

With the year 2015 marking the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals, the prime minister said that it was appropriate therefore to advocate for literacy and a sustainable society. 

This year also marks the beginning of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Dlamini said that within the transition from one set of goals to the next, there is a very explicit emphasis on lifelong learning, with literacy as the foundation. 

The prime minister said that literacy is one of the most important ways of achieving an educated society. He said that literacy facilitates access to knowledge which in turn triggers a process of empowerment, producing better informed citizens who are able to deal with their challenges and create sustainable solutions.  It was also said that the ability to read and write gives the human population the capacity to access the supply of knowledge and to build on it through invention, innovation, production, health care, teaching and other forms of service. 

More extensive literacy in the world can therefore easily be seen as a hugely powerful agent in the reduction of poverty, promotion of better health, contribution to political and civil stability, and protection of the environment. 

Dignitaries who were present at the event included the minister of education and training Phineas Magagula, Lubombo RA Sylvia Mthethwa, UNESCO general secretary Hazel Zungu, amongst others. 

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PUBLICATION: Small-scale aquaponic food production. Integrated fish and plant farming.

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Aquaponics is a symbiotic integration of two mature disciplines: aquaculture and hydroponics. This technical paper discusses the three groups of living organisms (bacteria, plants and fish) that make up the aquaponic ecosystem. It presents management strategies and troubleshooting practices, as well as related topics, specifically highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of this method of food production. This publication discusses the main theoretical concepts of aquaponics, including the nitrogen cycle, the role of bacteria, and the concept of balancing an aquaponic unit. It considers water quality, testing and sourcing for aquaponics, as well as methods and theories of unit design, including the three main methods of aquaponic systems: media beds, nutrient film technique, and deep water culture. The publication includes other key topics: ideal conditions for common plants grown in aquaponics; chemical and biological controls of common pests and diseases including a compatible planting guide; common fish diseases and related symptoms, causes and remedies; tools to calculate the ammonia produced and biofiltration media required for a certain amount of fish feed; production of homemade fish food; guidelines and considerations for to establishing aquaponic units; a cost-benefit analysis of a small-scale, media bed aquaponic unit; a comprehensive guide to building small-scale versions of each of the three aquaponic methods; and a brief summary of this publication designed as a supplemental handout for outreach, extension and education. Aquaponics is an integrated approach to efficient and sustainable intensification of agriculture that meets the needs of water scarcity initiatives. Globally, improved agricultural practices are needed to alleviate rural poverty and enhance food security. Aquaponics is residue-free, and avoids the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Aquaponics is a labour-saving technique, and can be inclusive of many gender and age categories. In the face of population growth, climate change and dwindling supplies of water and arable land worldwide, developing efficient and integrated agriculture techniques will support economic development.

 

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Somerville, C., Cohen, M., Pantanella, E., Stankus, A. & Lovatelli, A.

 

Small-scale aquaponic food production. Integrated fish and plant farming.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper No. 589. Rome, FAO. 262 pp.

 

Download PDF version: http://www.fao.org/3/362f364a-b0d1-4b3b-8aa6-a725dac6515e/i4021e.pdf
Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Rome, 2014

 

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Sustainable development goals: eight ways to make reality match ambition | Alex Evans

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Alex Evans: The development targets that will come into force next year reflect high ideals, but delivering on them will involve a transformation of the global economy

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The author looks at some economic implications of implementing an ambitious set of Sustainable Development Goals after 2015.