Post-2015 Agenda

“The Post-2015 Agenda provides the opportunity for a paradigm shift in international development to build on the MDGs and address the eradication of poverty within the context of sustainable development in its three core dimensions, i.e. economic, social and environmental [...] For this ambitious development framework to take shape and unfold there is general agreement among the international community that a business-as-usual approach is neither desirable nor feasible [...] Ours is the first generation with the resources and know-how to end extreme poverty and put our planet on a sustainable development course before it is too late”.

Amina J. Mohammed, Special United Nations Councillor for the definition of the Post-2015 Agenda, September 2013.

In view of 2015, the year in which the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be defined, various international networks have put forward proposals to define priority areas around green and inclusive growth at a global level.

Looking at the results of the Millennium Goals and following the indications of the Rio+20 Conference, the new Agenda will readdress the challenges already identified and deal with them from a sustainable development viewpoint, starting from a hoped global partnership that includes all players, from governments to the private sector and civil society organizations.

As a private company operating in the energy sector, eni can contribute through its own work on many of the issues identified at the international forums: respect for human rights and sustainable governance; the guarantee of decent work; the reduction of electricity poverty and the improvement of energy resources, also in relation to climate change; the protection of natural resources and biodiversity; a widespread commitment to local development, with the aim of guaranteeing prosperity and equity.

Finally – and particularly interesting for the private sector – investments in innovation to renew our own business, starting from cutting-edge technology and tools and the creativity of our people.

Against this background, we need to identify metrics and tools to measure the contribution to development goals made by the private sector as well as the public institutions and civil society.

eni is offering its own contribution to this complex task and eni for 2013 is a first step in this direction.

Underlying all this there is an analysis of the current work of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the UN Global Compact, the Open Working Group and the UN High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. This has enabled the various issues on which the future Sustainable Development Goals will focus to be identified, regardless of the level of aggregation and synthesis required for an international consensus. Thus, it is possible to identify strategies, actions and consistent results, establishing a relationship between sustainable business operations and the priorities of the international development agenda.