Mapting is a free, participatory and playful mobile App that was created to share positive actions and discover worldwide solutions that will help make the 17SDGs a reality by the target of 2030.
Convinced that sustainable development should be about solutions rather than problems and restrictions,this blog will provide you with more information and insights on some of the great initiatives shared on our App. Beyond pictures and videos, Mapting-blog opens a small window on a future full of promises.
This toolkit is developed to support national governments in the monitoring and reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals. It brings together the collective experience of United Nations entities—the funds, programmes, agencies, regional commissions and other parts of the UN Development System—in a single, easy to access page.
This toolkit is a ‘live’ document that will be updated continuously as new resources become available.
The SDGs provide business with a powerful framework to translate global needs and ambitions into business solutions. They enable companies to better manage their risks and unlock opportunities. Radical transformation is required to deliver the Global Goals, allowing business to demonstrate leadership and apply its creativity to innovate for a more sustainable and inclusive future.
Business is not being asked to deliver the SDGs alone, but the goals will not be achieved without a significant contribution from the private sector. With our work programs we aim to provide meaningful avenues for our members to lead, transform and succeed on the journey to 2030.
Rooted in over five years of research involving 18,000 business leaders and 17 expert panels, the Explorer guides you through hundreds of sustainable solutions and market opportunities which address the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).
The Global Opportunity Explorer is a joint project of Sustainia, DNV GL and the UN Global Compact, created on the conviction that the SDGs offer a myriad of business opportunities with great value to companies, society and the environment. Aside from mapping a world of cutting-edge innovation and new markets, the Explorer aims to help business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors connect with new partners, projects and markets to foster more partnerships for the SDGs and a greener and fairer world by 2030.
The UN Development Programme recognizes that bridging the massive gap in adaptation financing will require significant private sector investment and engagement, and is committed to working with the private sector to address the deficit in adaptation finance.
Recent cost estimates associated with adapting to climate change risks are two to three times higher than available international public finance for adaptation. According to the Adaptation Finance Gap Report, the international public finance available for climate change adaptation in 2014 was US$23 billion. Looking ahead, by 2030 it is estimated that adaptation costs will range between US$140-300 billion per year. Even with a large increase in public sector contributions, the volume of finance required to support adaptation in developing countries is far beyond what most expect public finance will be able to contribute.
Greater engagement with the private sector is at the forefront of UNDP’s recent adaptation initiatives, with a range of financial and non-financial instruments being used to facilitate enhanced private investment to manage the risks associated with climate change.
UNDP’s climate change adaptation work with the private sector is organized around the “3 Cs” framework that also informs overall UNDP engagement with the private sector – Convening, Catalyzing & Capitalizing.
The ESCAP Resource Efficiency Simulation App enables you to simulate potential gains of enhancing material, energy and water efficiency in your country. Using a visually appealing and intuitive design, this tool is designed with the user in mind to deliver maximum impact.
To get started, select an economy or geographic subregion of interest and run the simulation.
The Global Migration Data Portal Tools Section provides a searchable database that supports the efforts to improve the quality, reliability, availability and comparability of migration data. The resources offer guidance and recommendations for enhancing all stages in the production of migration statistics, including the collection, analysis and sharing of migration data.
Resources gathered in this toolbox provide guidance for, and support efforts towards, an improved understanding of:
The toolkit is designed to enable parliamentarians to identify good practices, gaps, opportunities and lessons learned. That will equip parliamentarians to effectively institutionalize the new agenda and mainstream the various goals into the legislative process. The toolkit is not prescriptive. It has been designed to be relevant to all parliaments, whatever their political system and stage of development.
Self-assessment is a method that parliaments can use to start their own process of internal benchmarking and to assess their state of preparedness for engagement with the SDGs. The conclusions of the self-assessment should allow parliaments to set priorities for reform in order to strengthen their response to the SDGs. The ultimate objective is to ensure that parliaments are ft for purpose to play a full role in realizing the 2030 Agenda.
The purpose of this self-assessment toolkit is to assist parliaments and their members to:
- assess their preparedness to engage with the SDGs;
- identify additional strategies, mechanisms and partnerships to support implementation of the SDGs more effectively.
Whether you are just starting your journey to circularity or you already have circular processes in place our tools and services are designed to facilitate decision making and implement action plans. They can be applied to a wide range of sectors and can be utilised by everyone from investment portfolio managers to textile manufacturers.
With the ability to focus on organisations, specific products, supply chains or sectors, our tools and services allow you to establish a tangible direction for setting up circular projects and provide you with endless possibilities to integrate circularity into your current business strategies.