At this event, run in conjunction with Beyond 2015 and supported by RSPB, we looked at how to ensure the post-2015 development framework sets us on the right path for poverty eradication within safe ecological boundaries.
With the UN High-level Panel holding its fourth meeting in Bali later in March and the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals recently formed, we brought together an audience of civil society, private sector and government representatives to listen to expert speakers and engage in discussion. This lively debate covered questions such as: what is the shape of the future framework likely to be with regard to environment and development? What is the UK Prime Minister, as High-level Panel co-chair, doing to ensure that the new framework truly integrates development and environment concerns? What does environmentally sustainable development actually look like, and what role do developed nations and the private sector have in helping this be realised?
The event also marked the launch of a paper written by Christian Aid, Green Alliance, Greenpeace, RSPB and WWF, which proposed four tests for environmentally resilient development, to ensure that development goals incentivise and set countries on a sustainable long term development path.