Technology – weitzenegger.de http://www.weitzenegger.de/content Sustainable Development Solutions Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:40:34 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 https://i0.wp.com/www.weitzenegger.de/content/wp-content/uploads/kwlogoSDG100.gif?fit=32%2C32 Technology – weitzenegger.de http://www.weitzenegger.de/content 32 32 36945952 #CrossroadsBonn Conference explores connections between climate change and a just world http://www.weitzenegger.de/content/?p=30073 Fri, 03 Nov 2017 11:55:20 +0000 http://www.weitzenegger.de/content/?p=30073 A ten-point memorandum entitled “The Climate – Justice – Cooperation Nexus: 10 Cornerstones of the Great Transformation towards Sustainability” was presented as the outcome of the conference. This memorandum defines key global challenges for the coming years and calls upon state and non-governmental actors to accelerate their efforts to tackle]]>

A ten-point memorandum entitled “The Climate – Justice – Cooperation Nexus: 10 Cornerstones of the Great Transformation towards Sustainability” was presented as the outcome of the conference. This memorandum defines key global challenges for the coming years and calls upon state and non-governmental actors to accelerate their efforts to tackle climate change.

Human wellbeing, peace, security, and the stability of the Earth system are at a crossroads

At this year’s climate conference in Bonn the world finds itself at a crossroads. The talks will no longer be about a mere reduction of greenhouse gases, but will have to discuss a socially responsible decarbonisation of the world economy and a new dynamic of global cooperation in the face of nationalism and xenophobia.

On Monday, 6 November, the highly anticipated 2017 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) starts in Bonn. Just before the summit opens its doors for delegates and guests from around the world, the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) are hosting a two-day dialogue conference (http://www.crossroadsbonn.org) back-to-back with COP23 bringing together politics, economy, civil society, academia, artists and the media.

The #CrossroadsBonn Conference was held on 4-5 November 2017 in Bonn, back to back with COP23. We need a new culture of global cooperation, substantiated by mutual respect and support, to make the transformation towards sustainability a reality. This is the main message we want to develop and feed into the climate negotiations.

Karsten Weitzenegger takes part for SID to cover the topics from a practitioner’s viewpoint in search for applicable sustainable development solutions.

Humanity has a clear choice: Will we let this unique opportunity for a global transformation towards sustainability slip through our hands, or will we take action towards ensuring a future in which we live within our planetary boundaries?

Some Weblinks on the Climate Conference in Bonn

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Solutions Summit 2017 highlights projects that advance the objectives of one or more of the 17 SDGs http://www.weitzenegger.de/content/?p=29997 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:17:20 +0000 http://www.weitzenegger.de/content/?p=29997 Solutions selected for SOLUTIONS SUMMIT 2017 Solutions Summit is an annual catalytic gathering at United Nations Headquarters in New York during UN General Assembly high-level week in September. This initiative lifts-up and advances the work of exceptional teams already developing innovative solutions that address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This]]>
Solutions selected for SOLUTIONS SUMMIT 2017
Solutions Summit is an annual catalytic gathering at United Nations Headquarters in New York during UN General Assembly high-level week in September. This initiative lifts-up and advances the work of exceptional teams already developing innovative solutions that address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This year’s Solutions Summit will take place from 19-21 September from 12:00-1:00pm each day in the UN SDG Media Zone – a live broadcast event space at the United Nations focused on the SDGs – and will involve in-person accelerator sessions and social media interaction with the selected solution-makers.
WHO IS ORGANIZING THE EFFORT?
The Solutions Summit is led by the UN Foundation, UN-NGLS, shift7, and the Global Innovation Exchange. UN-NGLS coordinated the open and transparent application and selection process to curate solutions to be featured during the Solutions Summit, involving a Selection Committee of 25 top innovators and technologists from around the world.
SOLUTIONS SELECTED
The Selection Committee agreed a short-list of 35 solutions from 535 applications received, and the Solutions Summit lead organizers selected the following 11 extraordinary solution-makers:
The leaders of these projects – a regionally and gender balanced group – will each give a ‘lightning talk’ outlining their breakthrough efforts at United Nations Headquarters on 19-21 September.
MORE INFORMATION
For more information, please visit: http://solutions-summit.org
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Interesting Weblinks for Sustainable Development Solutions http://www.weitzenegger.de/content/?p=29155 Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:53:07 +0000 http://www.weitzenegger.de/content/?p=29155

I now use Pinboard to share interesting Weblinks for Sustainable Development Solutions.

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Africa commemorates 2017 as African Year of Quality Infrastructure http://www.weitzenegger.de/content/?p=29078 Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:42:12 +0000 http://www.weitzenegger.de/content/?p=29078 The African Union Conference of Ministers of Trade held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from the 1st – 5th December 2014, called upon the Pan African Quality Institutions (PAQI) to adopt the year 2017 as the African Year of Quality Infrastructure. The decision was made in recognition of the efforts that]]>

The African Union Conference of Ministers of Trade held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from the 1st – 5th December 2014, called upon the Pan African Quality Institutions (PAQI) to adopt the year 2017 as the African Year of Quality Infrastructure. The decision was made in recognition of the efforts that Africa has made towards improving its quality infrastructure and to cultivate a culture of collective responsibility in building a sound quality infrastructure amongst African countries.

The decision was made in recognition of the efforts that Africa has made towards improving its quality infrastructure and to cultivate a culture of collective responsibility in building a sound quality infrastructure amongst African countries.

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As Africa welcomes the year 2017, PAQI ; comprising of, the African Accreditation Cooperation (AFRAC), the Intra-Africa Metrology System (AFRIMETS), the African Electro technicalStandardisation Commission (AFSEC) and the African Organisation for Standardisation(ARSO),encouragesall quality infrastructure players on the African continenttoorganise,support and actively participate in activities geared at improving quality infrastructure on the continent and chart a new course for future improvements.

The African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO) is Africas intergovernmental standards body formed by OAU (currently AU) and UNECA in 1977 in Accra Ghana. The fundamental mandate of ARSO is to develop tools for standards development, standards harmonization and implementation of these systems to enhance Africa’s internal trading capacity, increased Africas product and service competitiveness globally, and uplift of the welfare of African consumers as well as standardization forum for future prospects in international trade referencing.

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Solutions Summit gathers solutions for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals http://www.weitzenegger.de/content/?p=28951 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 07:50:54 +0000 http://www.weitzenegger.de/content/?p=28951 The second annual Solutions Summit is a catalytic gathering that will take place at UN Headquarters in NY on the evening of 21 September 2016 during UN General Assembly week. Solutions Summit 2016 will highlight projects advancing the objectives of one or more of these upcoming global Summits and Conferences:]]>

The second annual Solutions Summit is a catalytic gathering that will take place at UN Headquarters in NY on the evening of 21 September 2016 during UN General Assembly week.

Solutions Summit 2016 will highlight projects advancing the objectives of one or more of these upcoming global Summits and Conferences:

UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants – UNHQ NY – September 2016

UN Habitat III Conference – Ecuador – October 2016

UN Climate Change Conference – Morocco – November 2016

Open Government Partnership Global Summit – France – December 2016

Oceans Conference – Fiji – June 2017

_WHAT ARE THE INTENDED OUTCOMES?

During the Solutions Summit, a group of selected global innovators will be invited to give a ‘lightning talk’ outlining their breakthrough efforts to a juxtaposed audience of senior policymakers who have the means to pave solid regulatory foundations, investors who care deeply about long-term change and impact, and industry leaders who are able to deploy quickly and at scale. The gathering will serve as a catalyst to convene resources and talent around solution-makers.

_WHO IS ORGANIZING THE EFFORT?

Solutions Summit is led by the UN Foundation, the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) and the Global Innovation Exchange, in collaboration with the Global Entrepreneurship Council, and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, with an open invitation for governments and other partners to join. UN-NGLS is coordinating the open and transparent application and selection process to curate solutions to be featured during the Solutions Summit.

_SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT OR APPLY FOR SELECTION COMMITTEE

http://bit.ly/Solutions-Summit-2016-Apply

_DEADLINES

21 August 2016:  Apply to be a part of the Selection Committee
28 August 2016:  Submit proposals for inclusion in the Solutions Summit
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]]> 28951 Evaluation of Finland’s Aid for Trade http://www.weitzenegger.de/content/?p=30005 Sat, 07 May 2016 12:29:20 +0000 http://www.weitzenegger.de/content/?p=30005 Finland’s Aid for Trade (AFT) projects in the past years have produced results and contributed to impact in specific sectors, in which Finland has competitive advantages and can bring added value. These sectors are water, energy, environment, ICT and innovation, forestry and fisheries.Evaluointiraportti kansi Aid for Trade

pdf Evaluation Aid for Trade (PDF, 272 pages, 343 kb)

Finnfund’s investment portfolio shows good results and impact of most projects on the ground, particularly when measured by employment creation. Finnpartnership has achieved limited impact on the ground in the countries studied. These are findings of a recently completed evaluation of Finland’s Aid for Trade.

The evaluation concludes that many AFT projects have achieved increased involvement of private sector partners in a developing country, but the involvement of Finnish companies in private sector initiatives in the partner countries is still very modest. The AFT Action Plan has not guided implementation of Finnish AFT and programming in partner countries, and has primarily remained an internal MFA instrument.  Also the coordination between project can be improved.

The evaluation analysed performance based on Finland’s second action plan for Aid for Trade for 2012-2015. An important research component was the inclusion of two case studies on Finnfund and Finnpartnership.

The evaluation was conducted by FCG Finnish Consulting Group Ltd. The international evaluation team was led by Frans van Gerwen. Karsten Weitzenegger served as international entrepreneurship expert of the evaluation team.

Source: Ulkoministeriö

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Weitzenegger’s Evaluation Resources Library http://www.weitzenegger.de/content/?p=760 http://www.weitzenegger.de/content/?p=760#comments Thu, 02 Aug 2012 09:39:25 +0000 http://deveval.wordpress.com/?p=760 Search 120+ Evaluation Websites here with this search engine powered by Google. No more endless link lists and online library forms! I stuffed all contents related to evaluation in this search engine and let Google do the work. You can access all relevant online content on M&E for international cooperation here within seconds. Try “evaluation” as search tern and give me a feedback, please.
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Standardisation should focus more on innovation http://www.weitzenegger.de/content/?p=303 Tue, 01 Apr 2008 08:51:44 +0000 http://weitzenegger.wordpress.com/2008/04/01/standardisation-should-focus-more-on-innovation/ EU standardisation policy should focus more on product innovation and competitiveness, the European commission argued on Tuesday in a new policy paper. Standards and technical harmonisation can help speed-up the uptake of environmental technologies and liberalise trade in rapidly-growing markets, it said.

The commission’s policy paper outlines actions for a more market-led standardisation policy. Current standardisation models in Europe are ”called into question by challenges such as accelerated market cycles… and the trend towards global markets”, the paper says.

Standardisation is key to developing a European sustainable industrial policy and removing barriers to technological advances in ”lead markets” such as renewable energy, recycling, bio-based products and sustainable construction, the commission says. http://tinyurl.com/39gtas

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