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Governance for Sustainable Development Volume 2: Ideas for the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development

Achieving sustainable development requires an enabling environment. Governance plays a crucial role in creating those conditions, notably, for our purposes in the implementation of the 2030 sustainable development agenda process. From creating new platforms to reforming old ones, the process must live up to this standard and its mechanisms should be geared towards fostering this type of new international environment and cooperation for sustainable development. This is the second volume produced by the Friends Group. The first volume presented the period from late 2014 to the end of 2015. The Group also has a website which it places the papers that are being discussed at the Friends Group’s meetings, which can be found here. The chapters of this book are a reflection of the rich contributions made by governments, intergovernmental bodies and stakeholders to the three workshops that the Friends Group hosted in 2017.

Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals: A transformational agenda for an insecure world

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal set of seventeen goals and 169 targets, with accompanying indicators, which were agreed by UN member states to frame their policy agendas for the fifteen-year period from 2015 to 2030. Written by three authors who have been engaged in the development of the SDGs from the beginning, this book offers an insider view of the process and a unique entry into what will be seen as one of the most significant negotiations and global policy agendas of the twenty-first century. 

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How to Lobby at Intergovernmental Meetings

 By Felix Dodds with Michael Strauss: Publishers Earthscan (2004)

 

This is a guide on how to lobby at intergovernmental meetings, whether as a stakeholder or a government official. Many of the approaches taken are also relevant to national lobbying. The guide will take you through preparing your ideas, consulting with others, helping to understand how governments prepare and how to understand the terms used in these meetings. Organizations spend considerable resources taking staff to international meetings, often without understanding how these meetings work. This book should help make those resources better spent, as those attending should be able to better understand what they are going to attend. If you have not lobbied or just want to have a better understanding of how the intergovernmental governance process works then this book should give you an insight and tools to make your work easier.

 

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Human and Environmental Security

Edited by Felix Dodds and Tim Pippard; Publishers Earthscan (2005) 

 

Security has tended to be seen as based on military force, yet this illusion is crumbling, literally and figuratively, before our eyes in the conflict zones of Iraq, Afghanistan and equatorial Africa. It is now clear that real human security, defined by the Commission on Human Security as 'protecting vital freedoms', can only be achieved if the full range of issues that underpin human security - including environmental integrity - are addressed. This ground-breaking book, authored by prominent international decision-makers, tackles the global human security problem across the range of core issues.

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Climate Change and Energy Insecurity

Edited by Felix Dodds, Andrew Higham,  and Richard Sherman (2009)

 

Climate change is now recognised as one of the greatest challenges facing the international community and when coupled with energy production and use - the most significant contributor to climate change - and the related security problems the double threat to international security and human development is of the highest order.

 

This wide-ranging book brings together leading thinkers from academia, government and civil society to examine and address the global insecurity and development challenges arising from the twin thrust of climate change and the energy supply crunch.

 

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