30 May '13, 6pm

Where the Millennium Development Goals Fell Short: Valuing Nature

Where the Millennium Development Goals Fell Short: Valuing Nature

By Dr. Fred Boltz, Conservation International 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. Clean water from Gunung National Park flows down to the nearby village of Bodogol in west Java, Indonesia. Local people use this water for their crops, collecting food, washing clothes and bathing. (© Jessica Scranton) 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 depe...

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