Governance for Sustainable Development

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    Akio Takemoto

    The Governance for Sustainable Development project has been implemented since FY2013. Since FY2021, the Project launched Phase-2 activities. The phase-2 Project is implemented by Strategy and Management Office under the UNU-IAS Strategic Plan 2020-2024. To achieve the SDGs, it is essential to enhance synergies and minimise trade-offs among the goals, in particular those with actions for carbon neutrality. The implementation of the 2030 Agenda requires alignment of functions, resources, governance, capacity, and partnership at the international, national and local level. However, as the political declaration of HLPF 2019 points out, there are still gaps for governments in effectively planning and implementing policies for more integrated solutions addressing synergies and trade-offs between the goals. This project conducts studies to analyse data and information on how the governments and stakeholders have institutionalised the SDGs into their policy planning and implementation and contributes to the global agenda. 

  • Reports

    Robert Lindner, Norichika Kanie, Mari Kosaka, Maki Koga, Yui Nakagawa, Steven Bernstein, Pam Chasek, Ruben Zondervan (editors) 2016. Building Blocks for the Institutional Architecture of the SDGs Science-Policy Interface: POST2015/UNU-IAS Conference Report. Tokyo: United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability.

    POST2015/UNU-IAS Policy Brief Series

    Young, Oran R., Underdal, Arild, Kanie, Norichika, Andresen, Steinar, Bernstein, Steven, Biermann, Frank, Gupta, Joyeeta, Haas, Peter M., Iguchi, Masahiko, Kok, Marcel, Levy, Marc, Nilsson, Måns, Pintér, László and Stevens, Casey. Earth System Challenges and A Multi-layered Approach for the Sustainable Development Goals. POST2015/UNU-IAS Policy Brief #1.

    Kitamura, Yuto, Yamazaki, Eri, Kanie, Norichika, Edwards Jr., D. Brent, Shivakoti, Binaya Raj, Mitra, Bijon Kumer, Abe, Naoya, Pandyaswargo, Andante Hadi, and Stevens, Casey. Linking Education and Water in the Sustainable Development Goals. POST2015/UNU-IAS Policy Brief #2.

    Biermann, Frank, Stevens, Casey, Bernstein, Steven, Gupta, Aarti, Kabiri, Ngeta, Kanie, Norichika, Levy, Marc, Nilsson, Måns, Pintér, László, Scobie, Michelle and Young, Oran R. Integrating Governance into the Sustainable Development Goals. POST2015/UNU-IAS Policy Brief #3.

    Bernstein, Steven, Gupta, Joyeeta, Andresen, Steinar, Haas, Peter M., Kanie, Norichika, Kok, Marcel, Levy, Marc A., and Stevens, Casey. Coherent Governance, the UN and the SDGs. POST2015/UNU-IAS Policy Brief #4.

    Gupta, Joyeeta, Baud, Isa, Bekkers, Ralien, Bernstein, Steven, Boas, Ingrid, Cornelissen, Vincent, Iguchi, Masahiko, Kanie, Norichika, Kim, Rakhyun E., Bastos Lima, Mairon, Obani, Pedi, Schoof, Petra, Stevens, Casey, and van Zoomeren, Dylan. Sustainable Development Goals and Inclusive Development. POST2015/UNU-IAS Policy Brief #5.

    Iguchi, Masahiko, Ehara, Tomoki, Yamazaki, Eri, Tasaki, Tomohiro, Abe, Naoya, Hashimoto, Seiji and Yamamoto, Taro. Ending the Double Burden of Malnutrition: Addressing the Food and Health Nexus in the Sustainable Development Goals. POST2015/UNU-IAS Policy Brief #6.