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Beware the politics: Leveraging foreign policy for SDG implementation

25 June, 2019
Daria Ivleva (adelphi), Alexander Müller (TMG Think Tank for Sustainability) and Benjamin Pohl (adelphi)

The adoption of the 2030 Agenda in 2015 marked a high point for international multilateral cooperation. With its 17 goals and 169 targets, the implementation process for the SDGs may appear an essentially technocratic exercise. Yet in view of the social transformation that it seeks to bring about across key dimensions of human civilisation, SDG implementation remains a profoundly political process. Because of the intense political implications, in-depth analysis, political foresight and strategic guidance are needed. As the consequences of SDG implementation cross and transcend borders and impact international relations, foreign policy has a critical role to play.

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Climate Diplomacy
Sustainable Transformation

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Global Issues
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Leadership for the SDGs: Why foreign policy must recharge multilateral cooperation now

14 June, 2019
Oli Brown (Chatham House) and Stella Schaller (adelphi)

The SDGs set out a powerful vision for a better world, but action since 2015 is not delivering that promise. Foreign policy practitioners are in a unique position to help advocate for and assist in the implementation of the SDGs. Given that the SDGs and foreign policy want to achieve the same things – stability, peace and prosperity on a healthy planet – delivering them should be seen as a litmus test for the effectiveness of foreign policy in the twenty-first century.

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Sustainable Transformation

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HLPF Side Event - Driving Transformative Change: Foreign Affairs and the 2030 Agenda

Driving Transformative Change: Foreign Affairs and the 2030 Agenda
09 July, 2019
Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations

The side event will address the relevance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to foreign policy and international seucirty with the goal of better understanding how to leverage the SDGs to achieve core foreign policy objectives. Access the agenda here.

EventsClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Security
Sustainable Transformation

Region
Global Issues
95

Speech by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas at the opening of the Berlin Climate and Security Conference 2019

07 June, 2019
Heiko Maas, German Federal Foreign Office

On Tuesday, 4 June, seven foreign ministers, 19 ambassadors, several ministers and more than 200 experts met in Berlin to act on climate security risks at the Berlin Climate and Security Conference. "Achieving the international climate targets is the new imperative of our foreign policy”, the German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, said in his opening speech. This is the aim of the Berlin Call for Action which was presented at the conference.

ArticleClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Security

Region
Global Issues
96

Berlin Call for Action

06 June, 2019
Berlin Climate Security Conference

There is increasing evidence that climate change is undermining livelihoods, food and water security in rural and urban areas around the world, thereby acting as a “threat multiplier” in fragile and conflict-prone situations. In light of this, the Berlin Climate and Security Conference, which took place at the German Federal Foreign Office on 4 June 2019, aimed at increasing the momentum for decisive action to address climate-related drivers of conflict.

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Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Conflict Transformation
Environment & Migration
Security

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Global Issues
97

Climate change an ‘unconscionable’ threat to peace: German foreign office

06 June, 2019
Megan Darby, Climate Home News

Governments must invest new effort and money to prevent climate change from driving new conflicts, according to a diplomatic statement drafted by the German foreign office.

ArticleClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Conflict Transformation
Environment & Migration
Security

Region
Global Issues
98

Beyond 16: The SDGs and the opportunity to build a more peaceful world

29 May, 2019
David Steven, (Center on International Cooperation, NYU), Rachel Locke (Center on International Cooperation, NYU) and Lukas Rüttinger (adelphi)

The foreign policy community faces a choice. It can continue to allow unacceptable levels of violence and conflict to undermine individual countries and the global order. Or it can build a new consensus that violence is a preventable epidemic. This would take seriously a growing body of evidence showing what is most likely to work to steer the world back toward global peace, resilient societies, and more sustainable prosperity.

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Climate Diplomacy
Security
Sustainable Transformation

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Global Issues
99

Managing the trade-offs of transformation through foreign policy

28 May, 2019
Clare Church (IISD), Alec Crawford (IISD) and Stella Schaller (adelphi)

Every change, no matter how small, can cause larger changes elsewhere. The radical socio-ecological transformation envisioned under the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires anticipating and managing trade-offs, and the diplomatic cadre will have a significant role to play in maximising synergies, mitigating adverse knock-on consequences and developing strategies for mutual benefit.

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