Source material and useful links

for Tread Softly background briefings on Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development including the Sustainable Development Goals and Targets
The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2016 – the UN takes stock of current indicators to highlight some critical gaps and challenges for the SDGs
Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2016, Report of the Reflection Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
SDG Knowledge Hub, from International Institute for Sustainable Development
TWIN TRACKS: Developing sustainably and equitably in a carbon-constrained world, from CARE and WWF

Sustainable Development Solutions Network

Safe and Just Space for Humanity

A Safe and Just Space for Humanity: can we live within the doughnut (pdf file) – Oxfam discussion paper

Earth Summit and WSSD

Agenda 21
Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, embracing the Rio principles


Why GDP – its origins and history, from Project Syndicate
Is It Time to Abandon GDP?, from Project Syndicate

Green Economy

What is a Green Economy? from World Resources Institute
Green Economy Coalition
The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB)
Global Footprint Network
Green Growth Knowledge Platform
Beyond GDP Initiative
Global Green Growth Institute
Global Green Growth Forum
The nine principles of the Green Economy from Green Economy Coalition

Business and Sustainable Development

World Business Council for Sustainable Development
UN Global Compact
Global Reporting Initiative
Equator Principles
Sustainable Business from Guardian


more SDGs briefings
What is Sustainable Development?
Teething Troubles for Sustainable Development
From MDGs to SDGs
Sustainable Development and GDP
Green Economy
Safe and Just Space for Humanity

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