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Sustainable Development Goals E-InventorySustainable Development Goals E-Inventory

Crowdsourcing proposals for post-2015 to feed into the intergovernmental process on SDGs
 
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Overarching proposal
Individual goal
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     Sustainable use of waterSustainable Fisheries Healthy Oceans and Governance Healthy Oceans and Biodiversity Healthy OceansPreservation and Restoration of Soil Fertility and Access to Land Forest Conservation and Sustainable Use of ForestsConservation and Restoration of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Halting Climate Change Sustainable and Fair Agriculture and Eradication of Hunger Sustainable Production and Consumption Patterns Decent Work Sustainable Energy Use
Author/organisation/coalition:
German NGO Forum on Environment and Development
Website:
http://www.forumue.de
Sector/Stakeholder Type:
NGO
Email:
abshagen@forumue.de
Location of author:
Germany, EUROPE
Date of publication:
20/01/2014
Goal :  Sustainable use of water

Targets and Indicators: We call for
  • By 2013, universal and long-term access to clean water and sanitation facilities. We call for the international recognition of water as a public good and the prohibition of its commercialization. The primary use of water should be considered as drinking water and for subsistence economies and be distributed fairly and efficiently amongst all sectors and social groups.
  • By 2020, an increase in water use efficiency by 20% in the industrial, energy, and agricultural sector; comprehensive utilization of waste- and rain-water as an important resource in all sectors; as well as an increase of water recycling by 50%.
  • As of 2015, a general prohibition on water deterioration due to a water cycle’s pollution through waste, pesticides, industry, fertilizers and mining activities as already exists in Europe since 2000 under the European Water Framework Directive ; a long-term ban on the entry of dangerous substances into water cycles; strict monitoring and adherence to national and international water protection and conservation laws, as well as efficient sanctions in case of violations.
  • By 2020, the development of regulations and implementation programs for maintaining or achieving good water quality (“environmental flow”), defined respective to existing natural landscapes.


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Goal : Sustainable Fisheries

Targets and Indicators: We call for
  • By 2020, a new orientation of global fisheries policies towards the implementation of sustainable fisheries through “maximum sustainable yield” regulations that take the precautionary principle and ecosystem approaches into account; the reduction of harmful fisheries subsidies; and stock management at least 20% below the “maximum sustainable yield” by 2030.
  • By 2030, the implementation of selective fishing methods, the broad landing of by-catch in a useable form; the reduction of by-catch in allocated quota as well as the implementation of regulations that allow only by-catch unfit for human consumption to be used in the production of fishmeal and fish oil; the control of illegal fisheries; and an immediate ban on deep sea and bottom trawls.
  • By 2020, the establishment of zones reserved for artisanal fishery within all Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) that are at least 12 nautical miles and whose selection, fishery methods and catch quotas are agreed upon through a transparent and participatory approach.
  • By 2020, the development of independent capacities in the global south; the reduction of global over-capacities; as well as the establishment of comprehensive Regional Fisheries Management Organizations.


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Goal :  Healthy Oceans and Governance

Targets and Indicators: We call for
  • By 2025, the introduction of a participatory and transparent spatial planning for the sea and coasts that engages regional committees, civil society, and affected artisanal fishery folk in particular; and the establishment of regional institutions that fairly shape policy processes, thereby taking into account traditional use forms, by 2020.


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Goal :  Healthy Oceans and Biodiversity

Targets and Indicators:  We call for
  • By 2020, a ban on patenting of marine species and the declaration of marine genetic material as a common good.
  • By 2020, at least 10% of coastal and marine areas are established as protected areas in accordance with the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Strategic Plan. By 2030, this is transparently and scientifically expanded to 20% with a hierarchical zoning within the areas. The zoning should reflect an efficient and sufficiently funded management based on participatory and fair principles, respect for the rights of local communities and other affected stakeholders, as well as conservation regulations.


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Goal :  Healthy Oceans

Targets and Indicators: We call for
  • By 2025, a significant reduction of the processes, particularly due to climate change, causing marine acidification; and by 2030, an absolute stop of its harmful impacts, with the guideline that the pH of surface waters in any larger ocean region (nor in the global mean) should not drop more than 0.2 units below the pre-industrial average value.
  • By 2030, a moratorium on ore mining in the deep sea with only select few trials supervised by the International Seabed Authority allowed and an appropriate framework implemented until then.
  • By 2020, a reduction of marine waste pollution by 50%; a reduction of nutrient contamination by 50% compared to levels from 1985 ; and a ban on heavy fuel oil in shipping.
  • By 2020, a ban on the extraction of energy resources from the deep sea and the arctic; by 2025, a complete stop of deep sea and arctic oil exploration; and an immediate ban on methane extraction and on CO2 sequestration in the deep sea.


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Goal : Preservation and Restoration of Soil Fertility and Access to Land

Targets and Indicators: We call for
  • By 2030, zero net land degradation by prioritizing the preservation of fertile soil, improvement of water-holding capacity, restoration of degraded soils, and through measures that prevent land conversion for agricultural use, while simultaneously ensuring the right to food and prioritization of local communities’ rights and usage forms as well as their involvement in measures aiming at soil fertility improvement.
  • By 2020, the prevention of land- and water-grabbing; the binding implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security agreed by the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) to safeguard land rights; the establishment of human-rights-based mechanisms to control investors in their home countries; and equitable access to fertile soil favoring small-scale producers.


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Goal :  Forest Conservation and Sustainable Use of Forests

Targets and Indicators: We call for
  • By 2030, zero loss of forest cover without destruction of natural ecosystems and compensation for the degradation of forests through restoration at a minimum.
  • By 2030, a significant increase of mandatory and permanently protected forest conservation areas including the protection of remaining old-growth forests. The cultivation and management of forest by indigenous groups and other communities dependent on forests via traditional forms of usage and small-scale interferences must be excluded from restrictions.
  • By 2020, the prevention of illegal logging with special consideration of local community needs and the implementation of respective laws.
  • By 2020, no more sustainability certification of wood originating from both near-primary or pristine old-growth forests; the limitation of wood certification from such plantations; mandatory labeling of plantation wood; and an improvement and comprehensive implementation of FSC certification standards.
  • By 2020, a significantly more sustainable use of wood with an emphasis on long-lasting and high-value products and massive reduction in the consumption of firewood and other short-lived wood products.
  • By 2030, the reduction of paper consumption to a sustainable level in all countries with an annual per capita consumption of more than 55 kg , and a maximum annual per capita paper consumption of 60 kg through effective restrictions in consumer behavior, regulation at the production level; an increase of recycling rates; and mandatory use of recycled resources for specific products.


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Goal : Conservation and Restoration of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Targets and Indicators: We call for
  • By 2020, the implementation of the CBD’s Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Targets , including the Nagoya Protocol against biopiracy ; as well as the establishment of additional measures for the restoration of biodiversity and ecosystem services after 2020 and in accordance with the CBD’s 2050 Vision.
  • By 2020, the implementation of efficient and sufficiently funded management of all protected areas based on participatory and fair principles, respect for the rights of local communities and other affected stakeholders, and conservation regulations.
  • By 2020, effective measures are taken to prevent the further extinction of known species (according to Aichi Target 12) and by 2030 measures are taken that will no longer threaten the majority of species still endangered in 2015 with extinction.


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Goal :  Halting Climate Change

Targets and Indicators: We call for
  • Compliance with the 1.5?C/ 2?C threshold above the pre-industrial value, taking into account historic emissions and the associated responsibility, by guiding development in such a manner that it does not promote climate change any further and aims at reducing greenhouse gases in the long term.


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Goal :  Sustainable and Fair Agriculture and Eradication of Hunger

Targets and Indicators: We call for
  • By 2030, the total eradication of extreme poverty and hunger; universal, fair, and equitable access to sufficient, safe, well-balanced, affordable, nourishing and culturally appropriate food based on resources that are available to both current and future generations; and the attainment of the human right to food and the implementation of food sovereignty.
  • By 2030, the establishment of a zero-emission agriculture that does not invest more energy than the areas used for agriculture generates and is based on renewable energy sources and local cycles.
  • By 2030, the regulation of global factory farming and linking the number of livestock with the farming area’s capacity.
  • By 2030, a significant reduction and the long-term phase-out of pesticides and no additional subsidies for synthetic nitrogen fertilizer.


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Goal :  Sustainable Production and Consumption Patterns

Targets and Indicators: We call for
  • From 2015 onwards, the establishment of a key indicator to calculate every country’s natural resource consumption (i.e. Raw Material Consumption (RCM) or ecological footprint along with a national water, land, and CO2 footprint).
  • By 2020, the abolition of environmentally harmful subsidies, in accordance with Aichi Target 3 expressed in the CBD Strategic Plan.
  • By 2030, a reform of the tax system where the extraction of certain raw materials and/ or the use of specific resources is taxed with an eco-tax that is regularly adjusted to the appropriate, real tax rate, accompanied by a restructuring of the tax system aiming at lower taxes for labor and higher taxes and charges for environmental and resource consumption.
  • By 2030, a worldwide implementation of permanent resource recycling, in which the design and manufacture of products follows principles that ensure thriftiness, efficiency, longevity, reusability and recycling; a landfill ban on organic, plastic, and recyclable matter; raising awareness of waste as a resource; as well as a global national agreement on waste for the comprehensive collection of secondary raw materials, financed by producers and distributors.
  • By 2025, a global ban on plastic bags distributed free of charge and non-deposit plastic bottles paired with the establishment of reusable systems through effective taxation or bans at the national level as well as higher resource efficiency.
  • By 2020, a 100% social, ecological, and just public procurement that establishes life cycle costs for a fixed period of time as well as resource conservation as key criteria in procedures and provides transparent and easily accessible information on public procurement process.


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Goal :  Decent Work

Targets and Indicators: We call for
  • The inclusion of the human right to decent work in the Post-2015 Agenda, focusing on gender equality at work, equal pay for equal work, living wages, combating the global increase in youth unemployment, equitable access to work, especially for marginalized groups, and prohibiting child labor.


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Goal :  Sustainable Energy Use

Targets and Indicators: We call for
  • By 2030, universal access to energy, a 14% reduction of energy consumption in buildings and industry, a doubling of worldwide energy efficiency and the portion of renewable energies in the global mix, and support for the UN Secretary General’s Sustainable Energy for All Initiative . As a prerequisite, renewable energy projects with negative effects on the ecological and social conditions regionally or globally should not be supported. This includes large hydropower plants, dams, and large-scale biofuels.
  • By 2020, 100 million households are supplied with clean cooking energy, for example through support of the “Alliance for Clean Cookstoves”.


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