WWF supports an inclusive and transparent process to develop a set of development goals for the post-2015 period that would address the issue of sustainable development in an integrated way, better capturing and communicating the complex inter-linkages between socially and economically inclusive growth and environmental sustainability.
We believe that to deliver sustainable development that benefits all people and does not compromise the Earth’s ability to support us, it is necessary to adopt a radically different approach to growth and development in the post-2015 period.
We see the post-2015 development agenda as an opportunity to better value natural resources and healthy ecosystems as a foundation for poverty eradication, equitable and inclusive growth and sustainable development. To deliver that, the future development agenda must focus on stimulating better governance and establishing strong legal, regulatory and planning frameworks and effective financial mechanisms.
WWF believes that the future development agenda must be guided by a set of key principles:
♦ Integration: the post-MDGs and SDGs processes should be merged for one integrated set of development goals.
♦ Universality: the development framework and any future set of goals must apply to all countries, while taking into account national differences and capacities.
♦ Cross-cutting: the cross-cutting issues of environmental sustainability and equity should be mainstreamed across the framework.
♦ Equality: the framework must adopt a human rights-based approach to development and aim for greater equity in access to environmental goods and services for a sustainable and inclusive development.