Enhancing sustainable development and renewable energy globally

Enhancing sustainable development and renewable energy globallySome would argue that 2015 was a successful year for humanity in that fewer people were suffering from starvation, more people were receiving better education and the average life expectancy was on the rise, instilling a sense of enthusiasm and a positive vibe for the future.

The most notable scenes on the environment and development front in 2015 were the International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa; the Sustainable Development Summit in New York and the COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris.

2015 was a momentous year for the United Nations as all the meetings delivered above expectations. These meetings overlap with each other as the mobilisation of means of implementation, including financial resources, technology development and transfer and capacity building and the role of partnerships are acknowledged as critical.

However, the fact of the matter is that we are faced with global challenges such as climate change, energy security, food and water scarcity and material price increases. The gap between the rich and the poor is widening in spite of global wealth increase, thus greater emphasis needs to be placed on finding a sustainable model of economic growth. The impacts of ageing and urbanisation are also affecting the economic, social and environmental prospects of countries around the world.

Available at: http://gulfnews.com/opinion/thinkers/enhancing-sustainable-development-and-renewable-energy-globally-1.1653844 

About The Project

Supported by the Department for International Development (DFID) UK, this 3 year project focuses on deepening the understanding of the international politics of development diplomacy, including the key political drivers that influence and shape development policy internationally and the impact this has on South Africa as an emerging development assistance partner.

Key Themes

This project considers three key areas:

  1. The development of the South African Development Partnership Agency (SADPA);
  2. Trilateral development partnerships; and
  3. Multilateral development cooperation.
Aims and Objectives of The Project

The aims of this project include:

  • improving the understanding of the current transition taking place within multilateral development cooperation in both the geo-political North and South;
  • understanding the role of multilateral development cooperation for South Africa’s foreign policy and international engagement in the short, medium, and long-term;
  • review potential opportunities as well as obstacles in engaging in international development assistance
Contact details
Address:   3rd Floor Robert Sobukwe Building
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