This September, UN Member States will meet to vote on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and so adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). At the same, to ensure that these SDGs are implemented successfully, it is crucial to have effective follow-up and revision mechanisms.
We are unlikely to see a decline in global population anytime soon and by the year 2050, the Earth’s population will exceed 9 billion. The major question, therefore, is how to feed that number of people at a time when we are increasingly losing the basis of food production, i.e. fertile soils.
The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants agreed on the roadmap initiated by Biovision in 2013 to foster an environmentally friendly fight against insects which pass on malaria and other deadly diseases.