30 May '13, 6pm

Millennium Development Goals falling short on environmental ambitions

Millennium Development Goals falling short on environmental ambitions

Millennium Development Goals falling short on environmental ambitions Commentary by Fred Boltz of Conservation International May 30, 2013 print This week in New York City, the 27 members of the high-level panel of eminent persons appointed by the U.N. Secretary General will deliver a report providing recommendations on the post-2015 development agenda. This is a critical opportunity to address the inadequacies of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to chart a new course for sustainable development. The post-2015 “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs) must break from failed convention by integrating environmental and social dimensions into the pursuit of economic development aims, acknowledging that our future economic health will critically depend on our planet’s ecological health. Thirteen years ago in New York, the United Nations established the MDGs — eight glob...

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