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The Future We (really) Want: Lets build the future WE want together

We come together because 2015 is a generational opportunity for transformational change. Two processes (COP - UNFCCC and the finalisation of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda) culminate within months of each other with the potential to shape the future of our people and our planet.

  • We want a world where development justice is assured and all people are able to realise their rights.
  • We want a world where everyone is able to equally and freely participate in the decisions that affect their lives and hold governments, international institutions, the private sector, civil society and other power holders accountable.
  • We need to urgently address the challenges posed by economic and political systems that favour elites and concentrate power and prosperity in the hands of a few.
  • We must transform production and consumption patterns so that they do not harm people and the planet.

This is the world we want and believe can be achieved.

2016/04/26: UNDP online-discussion on disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation

Phase two of the UNDP online-discussion to develop a practical tool to mainstream disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation into development is now open! This phase will continue for two weeks until 6 May 2016.

2015/08/17-18: Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change

Not only the Pope did acknowledge, in his Encyclical, "Laudato Si", the urgence for a Planetary Stewardship.

So did the Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change in Turkey, on 17-18 August 2015.

2015/03: Understanding climate finance for the Paris summit in December 2015 in the context of financing for sustainable development for the Addis Ababa conference in July 2015

This paper was produced to inform negotiations ahead of a key international conference on finance for development, due to take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in July 2015, and the United Nations climate change summit, which will be held in Paris in December 2015.

CPE-E Agenda de développement durable pour l’après-2015: La commission soutient le mandat de négociation

Dans le cadre d’une consultation sur le mandat de négociation pour le processus de préparation au nouvel agenda de développement durable pour l’après-2015, la Commission de politique extérieure du Conseil des Etats (CPE-E) s’est prononcée en faveur des priorités et objectifs fixés par le Conseil fédéral par 7 voix contre zéro et 2 abstentions. Ce nouvel agenda vise, à partir de 2015, à intégrer le développement durable et la lutte contre la pauvreté dans un seul et même cadre, avec des priorités et des objectifs communs.

2014/11/10: Governments Conclude Initial Exchange of Views on Post-2015 Negotiations

UN Member States convened for the second informal meeting of the plenary on the organization and modalities of intergovernmental negotiations and remaining issues related to the Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda.

The co-facilitators – David Donoghue, Permanent Representative of Ireland, and Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative of Kenya – expect to issue a “starting document” by the week of 17 November, covering the process, road map, and scope of work for intergovernmental negotiations.

Pékin et Washington concluent un accord «historique» sur le climat

La Chine et les Etats-Unis, les deux premiers émetteurs de gaz à effet de serre, se sont fixés mercredi à Pékin de nouveaux objectifs concernant leurs émissions, pressés par l’urgence d’un accord mondial à la conférence climat fin 2015 à Paris.

La Chine, désormais premier émetteur mondial, a adopté l’objectif d’un pic de ses émissions de gaz à effet de serre «autour de 2030», avec l’intention «d’essayer d’y arriver plus tôt», a annoncé la Maison Blanche.

2014/11/9: WTC's Outlook on the Global Agenda 2015

The Outlook on the Global Agenda 2015 features an analysis of the Top 10 trends which will preoccupy our experts for the next 12-18 months as well as the key challenges facing the world’s regions, an overview of global leadership and governance, and the emerging issues that will define our future.


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