Case Studies for Sustainable Development

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United Nations Development Programme

CASE STUDIES OF
S U S TA I N A B L E D E V E LO P M E N T I N P R AC T I C E

TRIPLE WINS FOR
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

United Nations Development Programme

C A S E S T U D I E S O F S U S TA I N A B L E D E V E LO P M E N T I N P R AC T I C E

TRIPLE WINS FOR
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

United Nations Development Programme
June 2012
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Table of Contents
FOREWORD .................................................................................................................................................................................. 2 INTRODUCTION: THE THREE STRANDS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT .............................................. 4 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SINCE 1990: WHERE ARE WE NOW?............................................................... 6 WHAT HAS WORKED? ............................................................................................................................................................. 9 WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE? ............................................................................................................................................. 11 THINGS CAN BE DIFFERENT ............................................................................................................................................. 13 RECALIBRATING THE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA: WHAT IS NEEDED? ........................................................... 15 1. Finance for sustainable development................................................................................................................... 15 2. New metrics for sustainable development: Beyond GDP and the bottom line .................................... 16 3. From MDGs to SDGs .................................................................................................................................................... 18 4. ‘Triple win’ policies and programming .................................................................................................................. 19 5. Investing in good governance and capacity development .......................................................................... 21 6. Leveraging knowledge and innovation for development results .............................................................. 25 WHAT DO UNDP AND THE UN BRING TO THE TABLE? ......................................................................................... 26 CASE STUDIES OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN PRACTICE ................................................................... 29 Brazil: making sustainable development happen................................................................................................. 30 Croatia: energy efficiency............................................................................................................................................... 38 Nepal: decentralized renewables ................................................................................................................................ 41 Mongolia: inclusive finance for sustainable development ................................................................................ 45 Namibia: community-based resource management ........................................................................................... 48 Niger: reforesting the Sahel through...
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