In September 2015, the governments of 193 countries came together and agreed on ‘Agenda 2030’, a charter of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (the SDGs), and made a commitment to ‘leaving no-one behind’. This commitment is to ensure that everyone is able to benefit from sustainable development processes and that no goal is deemed to be met unless met for all. The UK Government is committed to endorsing and embedding this ambition.
The purpose of these learning materials on ‘leaving no-one behind’ (LNB) is to summarise the discourse on the concept, unpack its meaning, and examine its practical implications in the context of the UK Department for International Development’s climate and environmental policy and programming.
The Learning Materials are structured into 4 sections:
Section 1 provides an introduction to the materials and sets out the context for LNB
Section 2 frames emergent evidence around the most relevant socio-economic groups and what makes them marginalised and/or extreme poor.
Section 3 investigates the specific vulnerabilities and capacities of the socially excluded and extreme poor groups in the context of climate and environmental change.
Section 4 provides indicative entry points and recommendations on how the UK Department for International Development’s climate and environment work could better engage with, integrate and empower these groups in the context of the ‘Leave No-one Behind’ framework.
Mittal,N.; Perera, N.; Korkeala, O. Learning Materials: Leaving no-one behind in the climate and environment context. Evidence on Demand, UK (2016) ii, 69 p