Friday, 22 June 2012

Week in Review


Welcome to the new and improved week in review. Thanks to all those for suggestions on changes you would like to see in the format and display of the week in review. Over the next few weeks we will be testing out new ideas, please let us know what you like and what you would like to see change by commenting on this blog post or by posting on our Facebook wall.

Headlines, quotes and infographics that caught our eye this week:

News from Rio+20: All eyes were on Rio this week with the Rio+20 Summit setting the new agenda for sustainable development. As well-being and sustainable development are deeply intertwined, measures of human development and sustainability were brought into the spotlight.

Measuring Human and Environmental Progress: World Leaders Call for New Metrics at Rio+20 (Think Progress 20.06.2012)

Quote of the week:
Equity, dignity, happiness, sustainability – these are all fundamental to our lives but absent in the GDP.
Helen Clark, UNDP, speaking at Rio+20 as the UNDP reveal a new template for a Sustainable Human Development Index. See more on the UNDP blueprint for new measures of progress.

Number crunch: 75-250 million people in sub-Saharan Africa could be exposed to increased water stress by 2020 as a result of climate change. (ONE)

Infographic of the week: Empower Women. Go Green. (by Wikigender partner UN Women)

Question: Rio+20 aims to “secure a political commitment to sustainable development,” which will include an articulation of the commitment needed; the emerging concept of ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs), similar and supportive to the Millennium Development Goals, seems fit to fill this place.

As the concept and definition of SDGs is still being formed, what elements of development, growth and progress would you like to see included in this framework?

(You can respond to this question by commenting on the blog post or adding your ideas to the Wikiprogress article on the Sustainable Development Goals).

That's all from us this week. Please let us know what you think of the changes to the Week in Review and be sure to tune again the same time next week. In the meantime, stay update with Wikiprogress via Facebook and Twitter.

Yours in Progress,

Philippa Lysaght

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