Briefing Paper (in German: Analysen und Stellungnahmen) are always four pages long and discuss ongoing and controversial issues in international relations. By including recommendations, the series primarily aims at policy makers, practitioners, and representatives of the (professional) media industry. Besides, the series is also open to everyone interested in developmental issues.
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While the upcoming UN climate summit in Paris is a crucial moment to sign a new global deal on climate, the real homework will only begin afterwards. The EU should lead by example. Five building blocks are of particular importance.
Berensmann, Kathrin / Axel Berger / Clara Brandi (2015)
Whilst the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development does more to address global economic governance issues than the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) fail to address key global economic challenges in the areas of trade and international finance.
In many developing and emerging economies, central banks have begun over the past decade to place renewed emphasis on the promotion of economic development and structural transformation, looking beyond narrow mandates for macroeconomic stability.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development puts the interdependence of domestic and external policy-making center stage. It reflects core European values and interests. The EU Global Strategy and the revised EU 2020 Strategy should become umbrella strategies for domestic and external implementation.
Brandi, Clara / Dominique Bruhn / Nannette Lindenberg (2015)
Decarbonisation depends not only on the international climate regime, but also on global economic governance. The 3 most important areas of action are the pricing of carbon, the regulatory framework for international trade and investment and the configuration of financial markets.
Clara Brandi / Axel Berger / Dominique Bruhn (2015)
Multilateral co-operation has come up against its limits in recent years. Minilateral or plurilateral pioneer alliances can lend new impetus to international trade and climate policy, however, they should augment and support the multilateral process rather than replace it.
The G7 summit presents a unique opportunity to further the establishemt of a new agenda for sustainable development. The G7 should take action at home, in low-income and middle-income countries, as well as at the global level.
How to move from declaration of intent to concrete commitments at the upcoming Conference on Financing for Development? How to ensure that commitments match the most relevant issues for implementing the SDGs? The paper proposes three steps with a focus on national and international public finance.