The UNU-FLORES Nexus Observatory and the Post- 2015 Monitoring Agenda

Recent debates within the UN system, which are also reflected in the Prototype Sustainable Development Report, have called for policy-making that is supported by a strong evidence-base. Making research relevant, timely, accessible and instructive, thus, strengthening science-policy interfaces is one of the key challenges of the 21st century. As much as humans must adapt to a changing world and build resilience (in economic, political, social and environmental terms), transformation and innovation of methods and approaches that are suited to address current and future challenges need to form an integral part if sustainable outcomes are to be achieved. Scientists who have made important contributions towards articulating an analytical framework for sustainable management of environmental resources
have emphasized the role of property rights for resources, such as forests, rivers and livestock pasture (Ostrom, 1990). The literature on institutions has highlighted the challenge of fragmented decisionmaking processes and structures that lead to the creation of silos across disciplines, regions, government departments and ministries. This in turn hinders inclusive and comprehensive approaches
founded on improved understanding of trade-offs and synergies that is necessary for integrated management of environmental resources to occur.

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https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/6614131-Kurian-The%20UNU-FLORES%20Nexus%20Observatory%20and%20the%20Post-%202015%20Monitoring%20Agenda.pdf

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2 thoughts on “The UNU-FLORES Nexus Observatory and the Post- 2015 Monitoring Agenda

  1. Christopher Scott

    The Nexus Observatory approach is a real break-through. Although we speak of the post-2015 world of SDGs, there are major challenges ahead. UNU-FLORES is extremely well placed to provide leadership. Excellent (5/5)

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