Official COP 22 Side Event
Towards a Sustainable Mediterranean Economy
November 15, 2016
Three major research initiatives reviewing the sustainability of the economy in Mediterranean countries are joining forces to present their conclusions and discuss proposals to promote a sustainable and prosperous region. More specifically, during the side-event, Eco-union, Plan Bleu, MIO-ECSDE and Global Footprint Network will:
- Present Mediterranean economies’ current use of natural capital, highlighting resource-related risks and opportunities, including carbon emissions;
- Review national green economy and sustainable development strategies and policies from the Mediterranean countries;
- Propose indicators to monitor growing blue economy sectors in the region, such as tourism, fisheries, marine transport, offshore energy and bio prospecting;
- Discuss steps forward for a successful implementation of sustainable economy in the region.
Alessandro Galli, Mediterranean Program Director, and Mathis Wackernagel, Founder and CEO of Global Footprint Network will present research from a recent report: How can Mediterranean societies thrive in an era of decreasing resources?
More information available here.
Seats are limited. Register to attend the event: https://goo.gl/forms/qQbPFrFvgR7tEjBx2.
Implementing SDGs at the national level: Montenegro’s National Strategy for Sustainable Development until 2030
Eye on Earth Webinar
December 1, 2016
2:00 PM CET
In September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was approved at the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Summit; this was followed by the approval, in March 2016, of a global framework of 241 SDG indicators. Within this global context, and under the coordination of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, Montenegro embarked in the revision of its National Strategy for Sustainable Development (NSSD until 2030), which was centered on the SDGs. Montenegro became one of the first UN member countries to conduct a national review of its sustainable development planning process to enable implementing the global Agenda 2030 within the national policy context.
This webinar will describe the NSSD until 2030 preparation process, discuss how the global SDGs were transposed for use at the national level, describe the NSSD monitoring and reporting framework that was set up and finally discuss next steps for NSSD implementation. We believe that learning from this process will prove useful for other nations interested in implementing the SDGs nationally, and operationalizing them within the national governance context.
Alessandro Galli — Senior Scientist and Mediterranean Program Director, Global Footprint Network
Jelena Knezevic — Head of Division Sustainable Development and Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism, Government of Montenegro
Register to attend the webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7116351894746651651.