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Children in Sindh, Pakistan - Russell Watkins for DFID (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Youth and the global development agenda

Iván Martín
20 November 2014

As the Sustainable Development Goals approach agreement, Iván Martín has concerns about the place of youth in the otherwise ambitious agenda being proposed. He argues that development must offer youth more than just economic prospects, with employability alone being no substitue for developing meaningful social and political prospects.

The 2015 deadline for agreeing the sustainable development goals is rapidly approaching. With it comes a wealth of opportunities to renew efforts to tackle poverty, inequality and climate change. A series of events, starting with the D&C Days at COP20 in Lima, will debate innovative and inspiring ways to drive global progress.

To mark World Cities Day, and looking ahead to our event at COP20, Amina Khan takes a look at the importance of cities. Accounting for the majority of growth, but also the bulk of emisssions, how cities develop is vital to the #zerozero agenda.

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Fishermen off the coast of Gaza City - Shareef Sarhan for UN Photo (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Cities: where ‘form’ meets transformations

Amina Khan
31 October 2014

Amina Khan takes a look at the importance of the city in the considerations around how to reach both zero poverty and zero emissions within a generation, arguing that it is becoming increasingly clear that cities need to take more of a cross-sectoral approach in planning and policy, and that they need to lead the way in creating and utilising durable infrastructure, efficient mobility and optimal land use.

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Amina Khan

Amina Khan

Amina is a Research Officer in ODI's Growth, Poverty and Inequality programme.

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Financing for the future conference

Financing the future: fresh perspectives on global development

International public finance will play a crucial role in putting the Sustainable Development Goals into practice post-2015. But given its changing nature, and the proliferation of new sources and mechanisms of development finance, how can it meet the challenges of our new era? To set the stage for these debates, ODI and a global coalition of partners are hosting this conference in Accra, Ghana in March 2015.
Accra, Ghana
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Maíra Irigaray

Maíra Irigaray

Maíra Irigaray is the Brazil Program Coordinator for Amazon Watch.

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Peter Newborne

Peter is a Research Associate with the Water Policy programme at ODI.

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New power for bad, old habits? Why Brazil must change its energy path

Peter Newborne
21 October 2014

ODI's Peter Newborne takes a look at Brazil's current plans for energy and finds that bad habits persist. He believes that Brazil's government needs to forge a new, more democratic and open energy policy, as old habits may no longer be an option.

We cannot sustain progress in eradicating poverty if we don't tackle climate change as well. Ahead of our event at COP20 in Lima, this blog looks at the concept of 'zero-zero', arguing that without action to prevent global average temperatures from rising by more than 2°C, those who emerge from poverty are likely to fall back into it due to climate disasters.

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