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Rethinking Foreign Policy to Drive Transformative Change – Side Event in New York

17 July, 2019
Stella Schaller, adelphi

The challenges facing the international community are growing while the willingness to cooperate seems to be waning. Foreign policy must help bridge this gap. One way to accomplish this is by pushing forward a major achievement of multilateralism: the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. At a side event during the 2019 High-Level Political Forum, diplomats and policy experts discussed the role of foreign policy in the global sustainability architecture.

ArticleClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Climate Diplomacy
Sustainable Transformation

Region
Global Issues
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Strengthening International Cooperation for a Global Energy Transition

15 July, 2019
Dr. Rainer Quitzow, Sonja Thielges, Prof. Dr. Andreas Goldthau, Dr. Sebastian Helgenberger and Grace Kageni Mbungu (IASS)

International cooperation in support of a global energy transition is on the rise. The international institutional architecture has developed significantly over the past decade. Initiatives and fora for multilateral cooperation are complemented by growing bilateral engagement to foster international lesson-drawing and exchange. Despite these promising developments, investment towards achieving SDG7 on clean and affordable energy is insufficient. This IASS Policy Brief discusses how international cooperation can support a global energy transition.

PublicationClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Energy
Sustainable Transformation

Region
Global Issues
3

When agendas align: The High-Level Political Forum 2019 and ‘Sustainable Foreign Policy’

15 July, 2019
Stella Schaller, adelphi

Global progress towards achieving the SDGs is slow, and for many targets, off track. While SDG implementation is primarily a national task and responsibility, it also requires concerted international cooperation. Two arguments why foreign policy could play an important role in their achievement are presented here.

ArticleClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Climate Diplomacy
Development
Sustainable Transformation

Region
Global Issues
4

Beyond rhetoric: Why foreign policy needs to foster private sector SDG implementation

08 July, 2019
Benno Keppner (adelphi), Daniel Weiß (adelphi), Pietro Bertazzi (CDP) and Bibiana García (adelphi)

From conflict prevention to human rights protection – companies are vital for the success of the 2030 Agenda and foreign policy alike. But progress on SDG implementation in the business world is at a turning point. Foreign policy can and must play a decisive role by building a robust knowledge base, making use of economic diplomacy instruments and bringing trade and foreign direct investment in line with the SDGs.

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Topic
Climate Diplomacy
Private Sector
Sustainable Transformation

Region
Global Issues
5

Worth every cent: Smarter approaches to addressing fragility

05 July, 2019
Sara Batmanglich (OECD)

80 per cent of the world’s poorest could be living in fragile contexts by 2030, making fragility one of the capital challenges to achieving sustainable development. Fragility is multidimensional and complex, and progress in fragile contexts is not easy. But instead of shying away from this task, the ambition of the international community must be stepped up. Foreign policy can help increase the efficacy of investments to tackle fragility.

Quick AccessClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Climate Diplomacy
Finance
Sustainable Transformation

Region
Global Issues
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HLPF Side Event - Climate, Fragility and the SDGs: Lessons from Lake Chad

Climate, Fragility and the SDGs: Lessons from Lake Chad
10 July, 2019
Delegation of the EU to the United Nations

This side event will draw on lessons from the field and expert inputs to discuss the purpose and value of assessing linked climate and fragility issues in order to promote peaceful and sustainable development. Due to limited spaces available, please register by Friday 5 July.

EventsClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Climate Change
Climate Diplomacy
Security
Sustainable Transformation

Region
Global Issues
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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.

Quick AccessClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Climate Diplomacy
Sustainable Transformation

Region
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.

Quick AccessClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Climate Diplomacy
Sustainable Transformation

Region
Global Issues
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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
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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.

Quick AccessClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Climate Diplomacy
Security
Sustainable Transformation

Region
Global Issues
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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.

Quick AccessClimate Diplomacy
Topic
Climate Diplomacy
Sustainable Transformation

Region
Global Issues
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Fostering Citizen Enforcement and Rule of Law Could Cut Down Illegal Logging

21 May, 2019
Kyla Peterson

Civil society engagement is essential for environmental protection, especially in cases where institutional frameworks are weak and governance is lacking. Often, civilians are witnessing the illegal exploitation of resources and are better informed about crimes happening near their homes. They can help dismantle illegal enterprises such as rainforest logging. A new mobile app has been developed to make it easy for people to feed information into databases and contribute to better enforcement of environmental laws.