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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


Measuring Progress in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

László Pintér, Marcel Kok, and Dora Almassy

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/9780262035620.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The chapter argues that the global process that lead to the adoption of the sustainable development goals is synergistic with the decades-old ambition to redefine the framework of how society ... 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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Hany Besada and Timothy M. Shaw (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447328537
eISBN:
9781447328551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328537.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Africa’s economies need dynamism to respond to global competition. Strategies are needed that will enhance transformation and socio-economic achievement within the context of the Post-2015 ... 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


Goal-Setting as a Governance Strategy

Oran R. Young

in Governing Complex Systems: Social Capital for the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035934
eISBN:
9780262338899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035934.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

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


Introduction: The Sustainable Development Conundrum

Eve Z. Bratman

in Governing the Rainforest: Sustainable Development Politics in the Brazilian Amazon

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190949389
eISBN:
9780190949419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949389.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics, International Relations and Politics

The introductory chapter highlights the significance of studying sustainable development, introducing it as a concept that significantly marks approaches to environmental protection, economic growth, ... More


What Can Science, Technology, and Innovation Offer in the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals?

Ademola A. Adenle, Marian R. Chertow, Ellen H.M. Moors, and David J. Pannell

in Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals: Insights from Agriculture, Health, Environment, and Energy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190949501
eISBN:
9780197528907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949501.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses the many ways that science, technology, and innovation (STI) can bolster the global agenda of the United Nations (UN) toward meeting the sustainable development goals (SDGs). ... 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


The Promise and Pitfalls of the Sustainable Development Goals: Has the Time Come for a Rights-Based Approach to Poverty Reduction?

Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona and Kate Donald

in Human Rights and 21st Century Challenges: Poverty, Conflict, and the Environment

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198824770
eISBN:
9780191863486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824770.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter will critically address the contribution of a human rights-based approach in addressing persistent poverty. Using the commitments of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a lens, ... More


Planetary Health and Sustainability

Emily Ying Yang Chan

in Essentials for Health Protection: Four Key Components

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198835479
eISBN:
9780191873140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835479.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In the twenty-first century, globalization of trade, travel, and culture is likely to impose complex effect on health protection: increased trade is likely to improve material access and services but ... More


Dignity as Development

Pekka Himanen

in Reconceptualizing Development in the Global Information Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198716082
eISBN:
9780191784309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716082.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This concluding chapter comes back to the question that has was raised at the beginning of this book: What is development in the Global Information Age? The chapter proceeds in three parts: first, it ... 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


Sustainable Financing through Domestic Resource Mobilization (DRM): The Role of International Law

Francesco Seatzu

in Sovereign Debt and Human Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198810445
eISBN:
9780191847783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810445.003.0028
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

Domestic resource mobilization (DRM) has assumed increasing significance as a form of financing for sustainable development and economic growth in Africa. This chapter explores the present and future ... More


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