“The UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Dynamics of Well-being”, The Solutions Journal, March 2016

Lorenzo. SolutionsA new article by  Robert Costanza, Lew Daly, Lorenzo Fioramonti, Enrico Giovannini, Ida Kubiszewski, Lars Fogh Mortensen, Kate Pickett, Kristín Vala Ragnarsdóttir, Roberto de Vogli, and Richard Wilkinson in Volume 7, Issue 1 of the Solutions journal. The article focuses on the world after the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs), with the implementation of the universal objectives in the Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs). The question being raised is how can we move away from the traditional focus on growth to an increased focus on human and environmental issues in relation to development.

 

The UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an unprecedented step forward.1 Unlike the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which they replace, they apply to all countries and represent universal goals and targets that articulate the need and opportunity for the global community to build a sustainable and desirable future in an increasingly interconnected world. How can we best seize this opportunity to put human and ecosystem well-being at the core of global policy?

 

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