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Support Project on SDG Implementation and Review Processes

As of: August 2019

Objective and activities

Following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the UN General Assembly in September 2015, countries now have to establish corresponding review and follow-up processes. A robust review process is essential for the effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda. At the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) in 2016, BMZ and BMUB jointly presented the “Partners for Review” (P4R) initiative to support exchange and cooperation on reporting and review approaches between interested countries. Accordingly, a BMZ global project has been set up. The present project outline shapes the complementary contribution on BMUB side with the overarching goal of strengthening national Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) review and follow-up processes, thus contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation as well as conservation of biodiversity. In addition, technical support is provided to BMUB around the 2030 Agenda such as bridging SDG- and NDC-related processes.

State of implementation/results

Supporting the BMU in positioning the SDGs in key policy processes such as the EU Council Working Group on the 2030 Agenda and UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) negotiations through concrete subcontracting and background papers.

  • Field of action "Partners for Review" (P4R): Organization of the 5th Network Meeting from 06.-07.11.2018 in Berlin; Publication of the P4R magazine during the event (including 10 country examples from the network, discussion papers on whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches, and analysis of 46 national reports presented at HLPF 2018)
  • Conducting two webinars in cooperation with UN DESA and the International Science Council on the subject of VNRs as a vehicle for change and SDG review role
  • Field of action "Helpdesk": results of an evaluation of existing instruments for the representation of interactions between individual SDGs, the 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement expected in 05/2019. - CHN: Project supported the WG of the China Council on International Cooperation on Environment and Development on "Sustainable Consumption and Social Governance" on March 25-27, 2013, with BMU and UBA; results will be incorporated into SDG 12-relevant policy recommendationsthe for the Chinese State Counci
  • LAC: Exchange of expertise between statisticians for Environment and SDG from LAC countries and relevant actors from Germany/EU from 08.-12.04.2019 - 6th P4R network meeting will be held from 21.-23. May 2019 in Oaxaca (Mexico).

Project data

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

BMU grant:
€ 5,000,000

Duration:
10/2017 till 05/2022