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Introduction: Global Governance through Goal Setting

Norichika Kanie, Steven Bernstein, Frank Biermann, and Peter M. Haas

in Governing through Goals: Sustainable Development Goals as Governance Innovation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035620
eISBN:
9780262337410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035620.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter lays out a research agenda to assess conditions, challenges, and prospects for the Sustainable Development Goals to pursue this aim. First, the chapter discusses goal setting as a global ... More


The United Nations and the Governance of Sustainable Development Goals

Steven Bernstein

in Governing through Goals: Sustainable Development Goals as Governance Innovation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035620
eISBN:
9780262337410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035620.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The United Nations – with the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development playing a leadership role – is a central and necessary governance node to make progress on the Sustainable ... More


Conclusion: Key Challenges for Global Governance through Goals

Frank Biermann and Norichika Kanie

in Governing through Goals: Sustainable Development Goals as Governance Innovation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035620
eISBN:
9780262337410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035620.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter summarizes some key findings of the book, discuss the challenges for, and opportunities of, the Sustainable Development Goals by identifying several conditions that might determine their ... More


Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals: ‘Responsive, Inclusive, Participatory and Representative Decision-Making’?

Tonia Novitz and Margherita Pieraccini

in Legal Perspectives on Sustainability

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529201000
eISBN:
9781529201048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529201000.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter focuses on the contemporary framing of sustainability in the context of the adoption of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this setting, we consider the ... More


Conceptualization: Goal Setting as a Strategy for Earth System Governance

Oran R. Young

in Governing through Goals: Sustainable Development Goals as Governance Innovation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035620
eISBN:
9780262337410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035620.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Mainstream thinking about governance focuses on rule-making and directs attention to the challenges of developing rules, promulgating implementing regulations, and dealing with matters of compliance ... More


Governing through Goals: Sustainable Development Goals as Governance Innovation

Norichika Kanie and Frank Biermann (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035620
eISBN:
9780262337410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035620.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

In September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals as an integral part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Sustainable Development Goals mark the ... More


Lessons from the Health-Related Millennium Development Goals

Steinar Andresen and Masahiko Iguchi

in Governing through Goals: Sustainable Development Goals as Governance Innovation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035620
eISBN:
9780262337410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035620.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter first evaluates the MDGs achievements. The MDGs are evaluated positively for their achievements in poverty reduction, gender disparity in school education, gender equality and some of ... More


The UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Governance of Global Public Goods: The Quest for Legitimacy

Winfried Huck

in The Protection of General Interests in Contemporary International Law: A Theoretical and Empirical Inquiry

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780192846501
eISBN:
9780191938832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192846501.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter analyses the relationship between global public goods (GPGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It argues that the Global 2030 Agenda of the United Nations constitutes an example ... More


African development through peace and security to sustainability

Karolina Werner

in Development In Africa: Refocusing the lens after the Millennium Development Goals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447328537
eISBN:
9781447328551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328537.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter focuses on the importance of including peace and security in the development agenda. Identifying both fragile and conflict-affected states, it will analyze the obstacles to development ... More


Sustainable Consumption: An Important but Ambiguous Concept

Philip J. Vergragt

in Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036580
eISBN:
9780262341585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036580.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter explores the origins of the concept of sustainable consumption in global policy circles in the 1990s and its subsequent evolution in academia, business, civil society, and policy. It ... More


Crafting Trade and Investment Accords for Sustainable Development: Athena's Treaties

Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198831341
eISBN:
9780191869099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831341.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

International law guides globalization and the future of the world economy, affecting all people and our planet. Rules governing trade and investment could continue to be represented only by Hermes, ... More


Sustainable Human Development Across the Life Course: Evidence from Longitudinal Research

Prerna Banati (ed.)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781529204827
eISBN:
9781529204896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204827.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Sustainable Human Development Across the Lifecourse brings together impactful findings that respond to the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 commitment to ‘leave no one behind’. Drawing together ... More


The Global Environment Outlook and Its Implications for International Law: Is Law Increasingly Falling Behind?

Joyeeta Gupta and Üsame Ceylan

in The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2019

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197513552
eISBN:
9780197513576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197513552.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The growing body of international environmental law has not been successful in addressing the ecological challenges affecting our planet according to the Global Environment Outlook-6. We are not ... More


Between progress, stasis and reversals: an analysis of the Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria

Olabanji Akinola

in Did the Millennium Development Goals Work?: Meeting Future Challenges with Past Lessons

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447335702
eISBN:
9781447335740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335702.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines important lessons for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria. It first provides a synoptic overview of MDG implementation in Nigeria before ... More


The Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals

Joia S. Mukherjee

in An Introduction to Global Health Delivery

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190662455
eISBN:
9780190662486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662455.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on the international goals to improve health and well-being around the world: the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), launched in 2000, and the Sustainable Development Goals ... More


International development assistance and health: From the Millennium Development to the Sustainable Development Goals

Ronald Labonté and Arne Ruckert

in Health Equity in a Globalizing Era: Past Challenges, Future Prospects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198835356
eISBN:
9780191872952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835356.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The pursuit of global health gains has been one the aims of international development policy for several decades. Along with migration, trade agreements and dominant macroeconomic policies (i.e., ... More


De-colonizing the 2030 Development Agenda: Moving Towards a Universal Partnership for Sustainable Development

Alicia Bárcena

in Global Governance and Development

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198785941
eISBN:
9780191827648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785941.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Multilateral development objectives and targets need to be recognized as universal in nature—and, thus “de-colonized” in that they should not focus exclusively on developing countries. As an ... More


The Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals

Joia S. Mukherjee

in An Introduction to Global Health Delivery: Practice, Equity, Human Rights

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780197607251
eISBN:
9780197607282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197607251.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The turn of the 21th century and the movement for AIDS treatment access ushered in a spirit of international collaboration to improve the lives of the world’s most impoverished citizens. This chapter ... More


The Future

Constantine Michalopoulos

in Ending Global Poverty: Four Women's Noble Conspiracy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198850175
eISBN:
9780191884627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850175.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Economic History

Much has changed since the Utstein Four burst onto the international scene twenty years ago: a resurgent nationalism and xenophobia are undermining efforts to address global problems. Yet, the world ... More


Rich and poor countries

Paul Spicker

in The Poverty of Nations: A Relational Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447343325
eISBN:
9781447343363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447343325.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The position of poor countries reflects international relationships governing economic exchange, debt, and markets. No less important are the dominance of ideas from abroad, such as the Washington ... More


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