Environment is key focus in new development goals
Ban Ki-moon, Secretario General de Naciones Unidas
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on countries to place the environment at the centre of new global development goals. His November 2014 report, the Road to Dignity by 2030,
guides governments to include the environment alongside goals for poverty eradication and the economy in a new development deal. Early in 2014, negotiators drafted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide global development over the next 15 years, which will also prioritise investment in sustainable development. When finalised, the SDGs will replace the Millennium Development Goals, which expire in 2015. “The environment can no longer be seen as a separate factor when discussing development and poverty,” said Marco Lambertini, Director General of WWF International.
Original article posted on: 04.12.14 Updated on: 12.03.15