This document is part of a series of Policy Briefs developed to support SDG 7 Review at the UN High-Level Political Forum to be held in July 2018. The objective is to inform intergovernmental discussions by providing substantive inputs on SDG7 and its interlinkages with other SDGs prepared through inclusive multi-stakeholder consultation processes.
“Accelerating SDG 7 Achievement: Policy Briefs in Support of the First SDG 7 Review at the UN High-Level Political Forum 2018,” includes 27 policy briefs by global energy authorities from the UN System, international organizations, Member States and others. It proposes a new Global Agenda for Accelerated SDG7 Action as a clear roadmap towards achieving universal energy access by 2030 and maximizing its positive impact on other SDGs.
This Global Plan of Action for Sustainable Energy Solutions in Situations of Displacement (GPA) was introduced at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2018. This is a non-binding document based on extensive exchanges among various stakeholders from humanitarian and development organizations, the private sector, governments, academia, not-forprofit organizations and others, starting with the Berlin ‘Energy for Displaced People’ conference on 15–16 January 2018.
This policy brief offers a synthesised view of climate-related vulnerabilities in semi-arid rural areas of Pakistan, the adaptation options available to farmers and the role of migration in enhancing the livelihood resilience of rural households to climate change. It offers practical policy suggestions to enhance rural livelihood resilience through rural development and facilitating planned migration.
The Lake Chad crisis has now displaced 2.4 million people. The displacement is largely a result of the conflict with Boko Haram, but we wondered what impact climate change and the shrinking Lake Chad played in the crisis? Climate Refugees traveled to the Lake Chad Basin in July 2017 to find out.
At a time when a record-high number of people have been forced to flee their homes across the world, a new study by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) clearly establishes that high levels of food insecurity lead to higher levels of migration across borders.