The Lima UN Climate Conference (Lima COP20 CMP10) was held in December 2014 and set the stage for global policymakers to establish a universal climate change agreement in Paris at the end of this year. Representatives from over 190 countries agreed upon the elements to be addressed by the Paris 2015 conference and achieved a number of “firsts” in international climate discussions.

In 2011, the G20 Agriculture Ministers released an action plan on food price volatility and agriculture to address sustainable increases in agricultural production and productivity.

The G20 Agriculture Ministers met in Istanbul this May to discuss the group’s ongoing efforts on the issue of food and nutrition security. In their final report, the ministers highlighted several important global issues linked to food security, including the impacts of climate change and the need for sustainable food systems, the need to minimize global food loss and waste, and the goal of increasing incomes and job opportunities in rural areas, particularly for women and youth.

The roadmap for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development laid out a series of informal sessions leading up to the conference in July 2015. These sessions included discussion on a wide range of topics related to sustainable development, including:

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  • This post was quoted directly from the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform.

    Sustainable Development Goals and Targets
    Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
    1.1 by 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day

    1.2 by 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions

    Although agriculture is a huge economic driver in most African countries, many African farmers remain poor. Poverty persists due to a large number of factors, one of which is smallholders’ lack of access to financial and market information and services. In Kenya, a project called DrumNet is working to change that.

    The leaders of the G7 (the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom) met in early June for the annual G7 Summit. The resulting Leaders’ Declaration addressed a variety of global issues, including climate change, trade, and epidemics.

    The report of the G20 Agriculture Vice Ministers and Deputies released in 2012 followed up on the work of the 2011 Agriculture Ministers’ Action Plan [link to post on Action Plan].

    This post was quoted directly from the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform.

    Sustainable Development Goals
    Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
    Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
    Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
    Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
    Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

    In preparation for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, to be held in July in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a draft outcome report laid out a new global framework for financing sustainable development as part of the post-2015 agenda, aiming to mobilize financial and technical resources for development, strengthen national and international policy environments, close technology gaps, and increase public and priv