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Progress in environmental conditions is defined as improved enabling conditions for environmental management and governance and more equitable and sustainable access to ecosystem services across four domains: atmosphere, land, water and biodiversity.

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Alex Torres (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Winning entry of ‘My Story’ competition says extreme weather affects Mexican festivals

Carmen Carmona
6 December 2014

As part of the Development & Climate Days 2014 Story and Sound Art Competition, the organisers invited entrants to describe: “How is climate change affecting your family, your life, your work?  Tell us your story of dealing with the impacts of climate change in your everyday life.” The winner of the ‘My Story’ category was Carmen Carmona of Mexico, with her description of how climate change affects her celebration of Mexican festivals.

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Reading by candlelight- Tomislav Georgiev for the World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

What will drive progress to SE4All?

Andrew Scott, ODI
2 June 2014

ODI's Andrew Scott takes a look ahead to this week's Sustainable Energy for All Forum in New York, calling for more discussion of how policies and institutions interact if we are to understand how different countries can progress towards the SE4All's objective of universal energy access. 

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Electrical transmission towers, Viet Nam

Progress to be proud of - putting planet and people first

Dr Camilla Toulmin. Director IIED
23 July 2012

"The fact is that to fully address the needs of the poor, we will have to rein in overconsumption, iron out inequalities within and between nations and learn to share nature’s wealth on this single planet."

Event Synopsis: Where next for sustainable development after Rio+20?

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There was a broad consensus among the panel that Rio+20 had failed to deliver the sort of breakthrough many had hoped for. Andrew took the opportunity to remind the audience of environmental NGOs and academics that there is plenty of Development Progress at a national level and that we shouldn’t let despondency with multi-lateralism obscure that fact. The discussion also raised interesting questions about the role of international conferences in enabling progress and the potential for major cities to become policy innovators.

You can see the live tweets from the event by following the @dps_development twitter handle.



4 July 2012
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