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United Nations - Headquarters (UN)
This year’s Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) - building upon the 2014 Prototype report - responds to the Rio+20 mandate to contribute to strengthening the science-policy interface for sustainable development, particularly in the context of the 2015 High-level political forum on sustainable development.
The report examines the sustainable development goals as an interlinked system, analyzing how the goals are interrelated through their targets, and how progress towards one goal may depend on and contribute to progress towards others. It considers the functioning of the science-policy interface at international and national levels, the latter in relation to countries in special situations, and also in relation to the nexus of oceans, seas, marine resources and human well-being and the cross-cutting issue of disaster risk reduction.
Chapter 4 focuses on DRR in the context of the SDGs. It first looks at the interlinkages between DRR and several SDGs, giving illustrative examples of links in order to position DRR in the framework. Second, it considers what setting DRR targets will mean for monitoring progress, highlighting issues related to data collection, methodologies and baseline setting. The chapter also showcases new solutions for data collection and measurement in the context of DRR. The chapter aims at serving as one example how the GSDR can help in capturing past and future sustainable development trends, lessons learnt and scientific findings, indicating potential areas for policy action.