All pages with keywords: SDGs

Sustainability and internationalism:  driving development in  the 21st century

Sustainability and internationalism: driving development in the 21st century

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern 28 March, 2019

Nicholas Stern contends that embarking on a path of strong, sustainable and inclusive growth can deliver the zero-carbon economy and the Sustainable Development Goals, and that such a strategy both requires, and can help create, a new internationalism. This is an extended version of a lecture by Professor Stern delivered in February 2019 at the University of Cambridge. read more »


As Southern Africa faces new urban drought challenges, who is heeding the wake-up call?

a commentary by Kate Elizabeth Gannon, Patrick Curran, Declan Conway 4 December, 2018

The major disruption to urban water and hydroelectricity supplies caused by the conditions accompanying the 2015/16 El Niño in Southern Africa show that governments and businesses need to be more prepared for climatic extremes, argue the authors of this commentary. read more »


African electricity generation at risk from current and future climate

Press release 30 August, 2018

Countries in southern and eastern Africa could suffer more electricity blackouts in the future because they are planning to increase the supply from hydropower dams that are vulnerable to periods … read more »


Climate risks to hydropower supply in eastern and southern Africa

Climate risks to hydropower supply in eastern and southern Africa

a policy publication by Declan Conway, Patrick Curran, Kate Elizabeth Gannon 30 August, 2018

With substantial new hydropower generation planned for eastern and southern Africa, how can risks from rainfall variations and climate change be overcome to ensure reliable supply and socioeconomic development? This brief analyses the challenges and provides recommendations to policymakers, the energy sector and development partners. read more »


Policy coherence for sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa

Policy coherence for sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa

a policy publication by Patrick Curran, Andrew J. Dougill, Joanna Pardoe, Katharine Vincent 1 August, 2018

Coherent, cross-sectoral approaches to policy development are essential to meeting the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals. Drawing on research from southern Africa, this brief makes recommendations for improving coherence, which is currently partial to weak across the region. read more »


The economic reasons to act on climate change, and to act immediately

The economic reasons to act on climate change, and to act immediately

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern 6 July, 2018

This Policy Insight is the text to accompany a presentation delivered by Lord Stern at the Vatican on 5 July 2018 at the International Conference on the Third Anniversary of Laudato Si’: Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth. read more »


The best of centuries or the worst of centuries: Leadership, governance and cohesion in an interdependent world

The best of centuries or the worst of centuries: Leadership, governance and cohesion in an interdependent world

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern 21 June, 2018

The world has built a remarkable global agenda. Nicholas Stern explains the urgency of rising collectively to the challenges and describes how the necessary political will can be built to deliver the strong decisions we need, at sufficient pace. read more »


China’s leadership in fostering and financing infrastructure investment for a sustainable and dynamic future

China’s leadership in fostering and financing infrastructure investment for a sustainable and dynamic future

a policy publication by Nicholas Stern, Isabella Neuweg, Patrick Curran 7 August, 2017

A previous draft of this report was published as a background paper submission to the China Development Forum 2017. An 8-page summary policy brief is also available.  Headline issue China … read more »


Climate change, development, poverty and economics

Climate change, development, poverty and economics

a working paper by Sam Fankhauser, Nicholas Stern 17 October, 2016

Putting the SDGs and Paris Agreement together, the agreements of 2015 have given us, for the first time, a global agenda for sustainable development applying to all countries. This paper sets out the implications of this agenda, and climate change in particular, for development economics and development policy. read more »