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"Putting People and Planet First" at a glance

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Gerard Vives

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Transcript of "Putting People and Planet First" at a glance

"Putting People and Planet First"
KEY MESSAGES

Reorienting the ECONOMY to serve people & planet
Living
within
ENVIRONMENTAL limits
Just GOVERNANCE
Re-directing
finance
and enhancing financial regulation and standards
Re-design
International Financial Institutions
Tax systems
fulfilling fundamental social functions
Equitable access to
natural resources
Maintain and restore
biodiversity
and
ecosystem services
Strong, stable and democratic
institutions

Zero
corruption
in all spheres
Universal access to an independent
justice
system
KEY PRINCIPLES
Policy Coherence for (Sustainable) Development
Human Rights & Human Rights Principles
Focus on Structural Change
Address the root causes (economic, social, political or juridical) that perpetuate poverty, inequality, discrimination or environmental degradation.
Sustainability, Now and in the Future
Addressing the 3 dimensions of sustainability: social, economic and environmental
Staying within the planet’s boundaries
Sustainable Consumption & Production
Equality and Non-Discrimination
Meaningful Participation and People’s Empowerment
Responsibility and Accountability
Well-Being as a Measure of Individual and National Progress
Multidimensional nature of poverty
Moving Beyond GDP to Measure Progress
Global Framework with Global Goals
Common but Differentiated Responsibility
CURRENT CONTEXT
Climate Change
Acting in silos is
no
longer viable
Food insecurity
Resource constraints
Unsustainable growth
Unsustainable consumption and production
Financial & Economic crises
New
geopolitical
balance
Deepening
inequalities
Poverty
is taking on new dimensions
Changing
actors
benefits of
growth
not equally shared
Interlinked
challenges
Lack of
coherence
between policies
A
NEW
kind of framework is needed !!!
All
actors &
All
countries must act
Root causes
of
common
global challenges must addressed
Business as Usual is
NOT
an option !!!
LEGACY OF THE MDGs
Strengths
Weaknesses
Lessons
drawn
Focus and priority setting
Translated into national policies
Reference point for donor agreements
Tool for awareness-raising
and public pressure
Mesurable
progress
Improved statistics and data
Narrow focus, narrower indicators
Key omissions
(peace, governance,...)
Symptoms rather than Root Causes
Reductionist view of development
Aggregate measures -> blind to internal disparities
Lack of achievement = FAILURE regardless of progresses made
Time to move beyond the traditional development agenda
Time to adopt a root cause-based approach
Time to address a a wider scope of issues
Time to embrace a one-world approach
One size DOES NOT fit all !
Time to combine quantitative & qualitative measures
Focus on the most marginalised
VISION


"A
just
,
equitable
and
sustainable
world in which
every person
can realise their
human rights
, fulfill their
potential
and live
free from poverty."

Inclusive SOCIAL Development
Access to sustainable clean
water
and
sanitation
for all
Liveable
habitats
which are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable
Universal coverage of and access to quality
healthcare
at all stages of life
Quality
education
and life
skills
for all
Gender equality
and girls’ and women’s
empowerment
in all spheres
Decent
work
&
social protection
for all
Universal access to adequate
food
through equitable and sustainable
food production systems
Freedom from all forms of
violence

Enforce
Transparency
Sustainable and equitable
trade
relationships
Country by country
reporting
Binding
corporate accountability
frameworks

Sustainable
consumption
and
production
patterns
De-couple
growth and use of natural resources
Redistribute
income and wealth
International financial transactions tax
End
tax havens
democratise
parliamentary scrutiny
coherence
accountability
Implement

existing
environmental agreements
Incorporate real
costs of environmental loss and damage
across all sectors
Resilience
and long term
disaster risk reduction
Universal access to safe, renewable and reliable
energy
External
factors fueling
conflicts
Meaningful
participation
Accountability
mechanisms

(ETF, Nov 2011)
Low carbon
development strategies

gvives@
beyond2015
.org
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