Protected Planet Report 2016

The IUCN Protected Planet Report 2016The IUCN Protected Planet Report 2016 assesses how protected areas contribute to achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and relevant targets of the Sustainable Development Goals, and highlights current research and case studies as examples of the role protected areas play in conserving biodiversity and cultural heritage.


The Global Sustainable Competitiveness Index 2016

The Global Competitiveness Index 2016The Global Sustainable Competiveness Ranking 2016 pdf is topped by Sweden, followed by the other four Nordic nations.
Key take-aways - some surprising, others not-so-surprising - of the 2016 Index include: The Sustainable Competitiveness Index is topped by Scandinavian nations for the 5th consecutive year. The Top 10 is filled other North-Western European Nations (Switzerland, Luxembourg, Ireland, Austria - and Slovenia on rank 6).
The only non-European country in the top 20 are Japan (11), New Zealand (12) and Canada (16). Germany ranks 14, the UK 21, and the World’s largest economy, the US, is ranked 32. The US ranks particularely low in Social Cohesion and Resource Intensity

Global Education Monitoring Report 2016

Globla Education Monitoring (GEM) Report 2016Education for People and Planet: Creating Sustainable Futures for All

The 2016 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO, shows the potential for education to propel progress towards all global goals outlined in the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs). It also shows that education needs a major transformation to fulfill that potential and meet the current challenges facing humanity and the planet. There is an urgent need for greater headway in education. On current trends, the world will achieve universal primary education in 2042, universal lower secondary education in 2059 and universal upper secondary education in 2084. This means the world would be half a century late for the 2030 SDG deadline.

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