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Scientists call for development goals to protect Earth

JOHANNESBURG 21 March 2013 (IRIN) - Development can no longer focus exclusively on improving people’s lives. Countries must now link poverty eradication to protection of the atmosphere, oceans and land, said a group of international scientists in a comment piece published today in the journal Nature. They propose six Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that do just that.

Reshaping the fight against poverty

JOHANNESBURG 31 May 2013 (IRIN) - After nine months of consultations, the UN High Level Panel on determining the world’s post-2015 development agenda has issued a report calling for a path to sustainable development which will transform the lives of the very poorest.

Small island states told to build wider ocean expertise

Originally Published by ENN

– With rising concern about ocean degradation and the sustainable use of ocean resources, small island states must build scientific expertise that goes beyond their national needs and that benefits the oceans generally, a meeting of UN scientific experts has heard.

Developing and Monitoring Protocol for the Elimination of Open Defecation

Developing and Monitoring Protocol for the Elimination of Open Defecation in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2013.  UNICEF.

Biofuels are “irrational strategy”

 Getty Images. Originally Published by The BBC - A new report says the UK's use of biofuels is "irrational" and will cost motorists around £460 million over the next 12 months.

WASHplus Weekly: Focus on WASH Sustainability

This issue contains notices of upcoming events and links to recent studies, reports, and blog posts on WASH sustainability. The IRC Water and Sanitation Center’s Triple-S project states that one out of three rural water supply systems in developing countries do not function at all or performs far below its promised level.

Getting communities engaged in water and sanitation projects: participatory design and consumer feedback

Community engagement in water and sanitation service delivery is key for ensuring project sustainability and accountability.

This Topic Brief looks at community engagement approaches used by WSUP in three cities within the African Cities for the Future (ACF) programme: Antananarivo (Madagascar), Kumasi (Ghana) and Maputo (Mozambique).

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