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Scaling up SDGs Implementation, Emerging Cases from State, Development and Private Sectors, edited by Godwell Nhamo, Gbadebo O. A. Odularu, Vuyo Mjimba

This volume challenges global leaders and citizenry to do more in order to resource the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (AfSD) and its 17 interwoven Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Starting from the concept ‘we cannot manage what we cannot measure’, the book presents some cases showing how to draw national level baselines for the domestication and localisation of the SDGs seeking to provide a clear roadmap towards achieving the 2030 AfSD. Scaling up SDGs Implementation is targeted at the United Nations, national and state governments, sub-national governments, the corporate sector and civil society, including higher education institutes, labour groups, non-governmental organisations and youth movements. The book is cognizant of these institutions’ common, but differentiated responsibilities and capabilities within their socio-political, environmental and economic conditions. The book presents case studies of how the corporate sector has been scaling up SDGs implementation, from the tourism sector, insurance, to the aviation and agricultural sectors. To make sure that no one is left behind, the volume includes cases on solutions for pressing environmental and socio-economic problems ranging from cooperatives in Brazil to the conservation of springs in Zimbabwe. The matter of finding synergies between the climate SDG and the Paris Agreement’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) is elaborated at length. Lastly, the book discusses how institutions of higher education remain critical pillars in SDGs scaling up, with cases of curriculum re-orientation in South Africa to the rolling out of the Women’s University in Africa. In this context, this volume challenges every global citizen and organization to invest every effort into making the implementation of the SDGs a success as we welcome the second four to five year segment down the road to the year 2030
Table Of Contents
PartI: Introduction and Background -- Chapter1: Scaling up SDGs implementation: Down the road to fast approaching 2030 -- PartII: Drawing up national SDGs Baselines and Cases involving State Actors -- Chapter2: Emerging African picture of Official Development Assistance and education-related SDGs indicators -- Chapter3: Africa and the 2030 sustainable energy goal: A focus on access to renewables and clean fuels for cooking -- Chapter4: SDG 15 and socio-ecological sustainability: Spring waterscapes and rural livelihoods in the Save Catchment of Zimbabwe -- Chapter5: Auditing the adequacy of NDCs in addressing the climate action sustainable development goal -- PartIII: The Business Sector and the SDGs -- Chapter6: Beyond’s response to the twin challenges of pollution and climate change in the context of SDGs -- Chapter7: Major global aircraft manufacturers and emerging responses to the SDGs agenda -- Chapter8: Ending poverty through affordable credit to small scale cotton farmers: The Case of the Cotton Company of Zimbabwe -- Chapter9: Insurance, increasing natural disaster risks and the SDGs: A focus on Southern Africa -- PartIV: Civil Society and the SDGs -- Chapter10: The contribution of community-based recycling cooperatives to a cluster of SDGs in semi-arid Brazilian peri-urban settlements -- Chapter11: Critical Analysis of the Contribution of Women’s University in Africa towards the Attainment of SDG 5 -- Chapter12: Role of SDGs in Reconceptualizing the Education for Sustainable Development curriculum in Higher Education in South Africa -- PartV: Conclusions and Policy Recommendations -- Chapter13: Conclusions and Policy Recommendations
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2020.
Physical Description
1 online resource (XX, 194 p. 53 illus., 51 illus. in color.)
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