Countries need to leapfrog outdated systems to build a cleaner economy and to achieve this, there has to be a mindset change that requires leadership from everyone, says UN Under-Secretary-General Noeleen Heyzer.
Jeffrey Sachs –
Will a new set of goals help the world shift from a dangerous business-as-usual path to one of true sustainable development? Can UN goals actually make a difference? Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs is optimistic that they can.
and Marco Scuriatti –
World leaders must urgently address the issue of finance in order to ensure that development initiatives get the support they need, say Mahmoud Mohieldin and Marco Scuriatti from the World Bank Group.
Eradicating extreme poverty by 2030 will not be achieved by rich countries giving money to poor countries , but will require financing, trade and partnerships from public and private sectors in all countries, say experts from the World Resources Institute.
The ongoing negotiations on the Sustainable Development Goals reflect that relatively little radical progress on environment and development is possible in a multilateral framework, says Barbara Unmuessig, president of the Heinrich Böll Foundation.
Overlooking the needs of socially and economically marginalised groups in the post-2015 development agenda is not only a moral problem, it is also extremely costly. The Sustainable Development Goals must address this, say World Bank experts.
Access to affordable modern energy services may not be a Millennium Development Goal (MDG) but without it, sustainable development, indeed the MDGs themselves, cannot be achieved. Yet energy access remains ...
The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP) reports every two years on progress towards the drinking-water and sanitation target under Millennium Development Goal 7. This target ...
During the 2011 International Year of Forests, WWF's Living Forests Report is part of a year long conversation with partners, policymakers, and business about how to protect, conserve, sustainably use, ...