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As foreign investments in agriculture and extractive industries increase pressures on land and natural resources, the effective use of legal tools, by government and advocates alike, has become an important ingredient of public efforts to ensure that foreign investment contributes to sustainable development.

This report by the Measure What Matters team examines the current state of corporate and government reporting of water sustainability in India. Businesses, governments and global-level actors all gather data on water resources.

The world economy continues to grow at a disappointing pace, and over 2016 and 2017 it is projected to continue growing well below the levels achieved prior to the onset of the crisis. As a result, global unemployment is expected to increase by nearly 2.3 million in 2016, and by a further 1.1 million in 2017.

Water and sanitation, as absolute necessities for people, planet and prosperity, are at the very core of sustainable development.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitute the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the international community on 25 September 2015, the new development framework that seeks to transform our world and will guide all global, regional and national development endeavours for the next 15 years.

This report presents the conclusions of the independent expert group on the 'Follow-up to Rio+20, notably the sustainable development goals (SDGs)' that was established by the European Commission (EC) to provide advice on the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) for implementing the new global sustainable development agenda (2030 Age

A dedicated goal for water has recently been endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly as part of the sustainable development goal (SDG) framework. This study provides an assessment of the global costs of meeting the WASH-related targets of Goal #6.

The world is spending only $3 trillion a year on infrastructure, half of the $6 trillion a year required from 2015 to 2030.

Sustainable development requires balanced integration of economic, social and environmental dimensions. Integration of these three dimensions is an urgent shift in policy approach because of the widening income and other gaps in society and the breach of planetary boundaries, which places humanity increasingly at risk.

Water cooperation has received prominent focus in the post-2015 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While proposals for measuring water cooperation appear to be converging toward a small set of indicators, the degree to which these proposed indicators draw on past work is unclear.