Dombrowsky, Ines / Ramona Hägele / Lukas Behrenbeck / Thomas Bollwein / Mirjana Köder / Daniel Oberhauser / Ronja Schamberger / Majd Al-Naber / Marwan Al-Raggad / Elias Salameh (2022)
This study analyses natural resource governance in the light of the 2030 Agenda, taking the case of competition for groundwater in Azraq, Jordan. Based on a systematic mapping of the complex groundwater governance system, it identifies intervention points for a transformation towards sustainability.
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.