Transparency is fast becoming the new paradigm for conducting business. Transparency underlies Target 12.6 of the SDGs, to encourage companies to adopt sustainable practices and integrate sustainability information into their reporting. Through better reporting, organizations can understand, communicate, and better manage their contributions to the SDGs.
As a multi-stakeholder alliance of over 100 member institutions from public, private and civil society organizations, the SRP offers the global rice supply chain a set of proven instruments to facilitate widescale adoption of sustainable rice production practices, such as:
- SRP Standard for Sustainable Rice Cultivation
- SRP Performance Indicators for Sustainable Rice Cultivation
- SRP Assurance Scheme
Target Areas of Relevancy and Contribution to Achieving SDGs: Gender Equality (SDG 5); Zero Hunger and No Poverty (SDGs 2, 1); Nexus of water, climate action and habitat (SDGs 6, 13, 15); Responsible Consumption and Production, and Partnerships (SDGs 12, 17).
The UNCTAD Sustainable Freight Transport (SFT) Framework provides a modular step-by-step process that details how to plan, design, develop and implement tailored sustainable freight transport strategies. It offers guidance and practical tools to stakeholders from both the public and the private sector across all modes of transport to evaluate the status quo, promote sustainable freight transport systems and track progress.
The IPCC Inventory Software implements the simplest Tier 1 methods for all sectors and Tier 2 methods for most categories under Energy, IPPU and Waste Sectors as well as Agriculture categories under AFOLU Sector in the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. The TFI is currently working on making it compatible with the Tier 2 methods for the Land component of the AFOLU Sector.
The UN Innovation Toolkit is part of the UN system-wide effort to help organizations accelerate their innovation impact. To begin your innovation journey, you can take the Innovation Diagnostic. This resource offers access to toolkits from strategy, to partnerships, to culture, and evaluation.
The Climate Finance Explorer is a searchable database of international public climate financing options to help increase transparency and access. It brings together information on sources of financial support and presents them in a standardized and user-friendly way to help country practitioners and other stakeholders identify, understand, and access relevant funding opportunities.
The Climate Finance Explorer aggregates in one place information on the main international sources of public climate finance including finance from the international climate funds, Multilateral Development Banks, bilateral government donors, , which are expected to play a key role in NDC implementation along with domestic resource mobilization, particularly in developing countries.
Smart Campus Cloud Network (SCCN) of TERRE Policy Centre has released the SCCN Coronavirus (COVID-19) Campus Advisory specifically for the Students and the Faculty community in the University and college campuses. The advisory is prepared with the help of WHO and UNEP experts. It is the collation of actionable information from the authentic resources and simple steps students can undertake in their daily life. Preventing further spread of COVID-19 is a shared responsibility for all of us, particularly, the youth in the campus.
Under Smart Campus Cloud Network (SCCN), the way forward is ‘learning by doing’. The Toolkit is prepared to jump-start activities by providing practical knowledge to educational campuses about the activities to be carried out in campus related to SDGs. The guidelines suggest how activities around IoT (Internet of things), AI (Artificial Intelligence), Cloud-networking infrastructure could be used over and above the guidelines on effective waste and pollution management.
MapX is a spatial data infrastructure that aims to support the sustainable use of natural resources and the environment by increasing access to the best available geospatial information and related monitoring technologies. MapX is supported by an online, open source platform that provides authoritative spatial data at local, national and global scales and a set of on-line tools to visualize, analyse and access geospatial data. MapX adds value in fields where spatial data can help inform stakeholder dialogue, prioritization of investments and impact monitoring, such as disaster risk reduction, chemicals management, land use planning, biodiversity planning, renewable energy and environmental security.