Climate change, natural resource degradation and lack of inclusiveness challenge existing social contracts in the Middle East and North Africa. This think piece looks at how environmental factors influence governments’ scope of action to deliver on their duties of protection, provision and participation within current social contracts and proposes an alternative solution that can work for both people and planet.
Given the urgent need to move forward from the recognition of the human mobility - climate change nexus to the establishment of effective measures to tackle the topic, the updating of NDCs entails an opportunity to incorporate strategies that can better address population movements in this context.
Germany and the United Kingdom are key international cooperation actors. Halfway through the period envisaged for the completion of the 2030 Agenda, both countries are adjusting their development policies, seeking to determine their future European roles and global development ambitions.
Berger, Axel (2022)
The Current Column, 20 June 2022
The German Government launched an ambitious sustainability agenda in early 2022 as part of its G7 Presidency. Less than two months later, it was confronted with Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, requiring a change of priorities and calling old certainties into question.
This Briefing Paper calls for rethinking of policies that help to improve the impact of FDI to development. We argue that four secular trends invite for a conversation on a renewed basis around the kind of foreign investment we want and expectations on this source of finance for development.
Bauer, Steffen / Babette Never (2022)
The Current Column, 13 June 2022
The outcome of the Stockholm+50 summit now provides a universal reference point. Context-specific research on the enabling conditions for SCP and practical international cooperation can jointly support both the calibration and application of a global compass for wellbeing