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The UNFCCC report compiles information on, among others, progress, lessons learned, gaps and needs, as well as financial and technical support received by developing countries and provided by developed countries, in the process to formulate and implement NAPs as at 9 February 2018. In relation to gaps and needs in particular, the publication recommends that stakeholders be aware of the linkages between national monitoring, and the evaluation and monitoring of NDCs, the SDGs and other global frameworks....
Africa Climate Week aimed to capture regional concerns to motivate climate action on the ground in such sectors as energy, agriculture and human settlements. UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa called on Africa to implement integrated policies that align with the goals of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs. During the Africa Carbon Forum, speakers called for a “new and robust” mechanism to help African countries meet emissions targets, and emphasized the “unique capacity” of Africa to innovate.
The Mountain Partnership has published baseline data for the Mountain Green Cover Index, one the official indicators for Sustainable Development Goal target 15.4. To develop the baseline data, interactive visualizations were derived from FAO’s Collect Earth and the 2015 global map of mountains produced by FAO and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat.
NAMA Facility reports a high proportion of NAMA Support Project Outlines received during the 5th Call have been found eligible. Ecofys analysis highlights lack of successful financial mechanisms attached to NAMAs as one reason behind limited success in securing funds. Countries and organisations discuss climate actions, enhanced cooperation and capacity building, including with focus on transparency.
The first pilot of the Youth Climate Leaders Program will involve an immersion in Paris, France, and several cities in Kenya, three-month tailored field placements, and a one-week trip to COP 24 to the UNFCCC in Katowice, Poland. This year’s group project will focus on sustainable agriculture (SDG 2) and land use (SDG 15). It will support Endeleza, a non-profit organization seeking to promote human and community development through education, empowerment and sustainability, in scaling its ‘Sustainable...
Kampala, Uganda, 11 April 2018— A new TRAFFIC report identifies Uganda as one of the common transit points for the trafficking of wildlife and wildlife products in the Central and East Africa region. Criminal organizations in Uganda are mainly associated with the smuggling of ivory, but in recent years have also been heavily linked to pangolin trafficking.
A report by Social Justice Ireland finds that Ireland ranks 11th out of 15 similar European countries on SDG indicators. The report cautions that Ireland is lagging behind on SDGs 5, 7, 10, 12, 13, 15 and 17. Ireland performed well on SDGs 3, 4 and 6.
The world's youth continue to support achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), most recently with initiatives focused on clean water and sanitation (SDG 6), sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11), climate action (SDG 13), and life on land (SDG 15), as well as the inter-linkages among these and the other Goals.
The UN Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific convened the Fifth Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development, where Member States shared their achievements on the SDGs on clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, and life on land. The Chair’s Summary will feed into the 2018 session of the HLPF, when it takes place in July in New York. The meeting also launched two publications and ESCAP’s ‘SDG Help...
The report titled, ‘Landscapes for Life: Approaches to Landscape Management for Sustainable Food and Agriculture,’ explores a range of tools and practices to enhance land and water management as key elements for sustainable food and agriculture. All the approaches highlighted in the publication have a common feature - the integration of knowledge from different sectors.

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