OpenCanada, in partnership with The North-South Institute, and with contributions from International Institute for Sustainable Development, has created a space to explore the relationship between sustainability and the next generation of Millennium Development Goals. The aim of the series is three-fold: to consider competing conceptions of sustainability; to debate if and how sustainability should be integrated into global development goals; and to evaluate the different proposals and processes that will inform the development of the post-2015 framework. Below you will find essays, comments, interviews, and infographics, as well as links to related current projects. Do we need Sustainable Development Goals? Follow the discussion on Twitter @TheCIC, @NSI_INS, #cicSDG.
We’ll be adding content to this page on an ongoing basis, so stay tuned.
A Guide to the Post-2015 Debates
Confused about who wants what in the debates around sustainability. This is your cheat sheet for what’s on the table.
The lead author of the Brundtland Commission’s landmark report on sustainable development, Our Common Future, reflects on the state of world 25 years on.
On the Road to Replacing the MDGs
The 2015 target date for the UN Millennium Development Goals is getting closer. What should come next?
David Miller on Sustainability and Cities
OpenCanada talked to the former mayor of Toronto and current adviser to the World Bank about how action at the municipal level can contribute to global sustainability.
Our Growing/Falling Consumption
The Millennium Consumption Goals, proposed in 2011 as a complement to the MDGs, were created to address the emerging challenge of resource shortages. This infographic considers where we stand on energy consumption.
Faith In Sustainability
How faith communities have helped move the discussion around sustainability forward.