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Key messages for COP20 (Social PreCOP)

The Social PreCOP climate change summit brought together representatives of over 40 governments and nearly 80 civil society organisations. The meeting was held in Venezuela between 4- 7 November 2014. It was an unprecedented meeting of grassroots groups with governments in the build up to the official UN climate change negotiations, the next major conference will be held in Peru during December 2014

(Bolivian civil society, Proposal for a Law of Mother Earth)

Proposal for a Law of Mother Earth (Bolivian civil society)

The stated aim of the proposal for a framework Law of Mother Earth is to “begin a transition to a new model based on the principle of living well in harmony with nature” (“Vivir Bien” in Spanish). The objective of the law is to “guarantee the co-existence and preservation of life” by recognising that Mother Earth is a subject with rights. As the proposal says, “this is an attempt to create a new legal framework that goes beyond human rights”.

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UN-masking Climate Smart Agriculture (Via Campesina)

Press release by Via Campesina ahead of the UN Climate Summit convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in September 2014. Founded in 1993 La Via Campesina brings together “millions of peasants, small and medium-size farmers, landless people, women farmers, indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers from around the world.”.

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Tests of success for the SDGs (Stakeholder Forum)

The mandate to develop Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was one of the main outcomes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) held in Rio in June 2012. A new tool called the Tests of Success for the SDGs has been developed by Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable to support governments and other stakeholders to create and choose ambitious and effective sustainable development goals (SDGs) and targets, which fulfil the commitments made by world leaders at Rio+20.

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A Darker Shade of Green: REDD Alert and the Future of Forests (GJEP)

Global Justice Ecology Project / January 2012 This video includes interviews with indigenous and local communities who are critical of the scheme known as REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) that proposes to pay developing countries to keep their forests standing. They argue REDD […]

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Country Resource Maps (Global Sustainability Institute)

Using data from many sources these maps illustrate important trends in the availability of freshwater, food, oil, coal and natural gas. There are also maps showing the countries with the highest debt (government and private) and levels of income inequality.

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The politics of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

What are the key debates at the heart of the process to agree on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Key areas of contention include how to interpret the universal nature of the SDGs and who will fund their implementation. This page provides links to selected reports and analysis that are useful in navigating through the key debates on the SDGs.

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