Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, Second Edition - Moving Towards Water Sensitive Cities: A Planning Framework, Underlying Principles, and Technologies—Case Study Kunshan Sponge City
Junyu Zhang, Dafang Fu, Chris Zevenbergen, Moving Towards Water Sensitive Cities: A Planning Framework, Underlying Principles, and Technologies—Case Study Kunshan Sponge City, Encyclopedia of Inland Waters (Second Edition), Elsevier, 2022, Pages 399-416, ISBN 9780128220412
This chapter advances SDG 6, 11 and 12 by highlighting the typical water-related features of an urbanizing polder, and its transformation into a water sensitive or “Sponge City”. Recent experiences in Kunshan city, China, are used as an example.
The EU Parliament voted to fast-track an inclusion of shipping into the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) as of 2022. This white paper provides an in-depth analysis of maritime ETS and its impact on the shipping industry, contributing to SDGs 12 and 13.
Contributing to SDGs 9, 12 and 13, this paper provides an in-depth analysis of the technologies available to reduce CO2 emissions in those sectors, and the implications for introducing consistent measures to deliver on emission reduction targets.
Feburary 12th 2021
The latest price movement in the European carbon markets (EU ETS) has reached its all-time high of €40/tonne, which demonstrates how much uncertainty is currently present in the market. Contributing to SDGs 12 and 13, this white paper provides scenario-based impact analysis of the market stability reserve in the context of the EU ETS review.
United Nations Global Compact, September 2019
This report showcases business leadership on climate action aligned with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Advancing SDGs 12, 13 and 17, this report features solutions and strategies developed by companies that have taken the 1.5°C pledge and examines how business leaders are integrating this process into corporate strategies and generating employee buy-in.
This report represents more than a decade of research on sustainable business. Together with the UN Global Compact Progress Report, it forms the world’s most comprehensive research to date on business contribution to the SDGs, advancing Goals 12 and 17.
United Nations Global Compact, June 2019
This report explores the role of business in securing a healthy, productive and well-governed ocean, contributing to SDGs 12, 13 and 14. Private sector innovation and investment, together with strong public and private governance frameworks, could exponentially increase the amount of sustainable resources delivered from the ocean, including healthy food, secure and affordable clean energy, and more efficient and lower-carbon transport.
Furthering SDGs 2 and 12, this report argues that feeding a population of 10 billion people by 2050 with a healthy and sustainable diet will be impossible without transforming eating habits, improving food production and reducing food waste.
To advance goal 12 and 13, this report provides guidance on the “ambition loop” — a positive feedback loop in which bold Government policies and private sector leadership reinforce each other, and together, take climate action to the next level.
The publication highlights the potential role of social dialogue in fostering stability, equity, productivity, sustainable enterprises and inclusive growth, contributing to SDGs 8, 10 and 12.