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Why one framework with a single set of universal goals will be crucial for sustainable development Post 2015

In this new blog, Simon Hoiberg Olsen of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies considers the integration of environment and development agendas post-2015.

“The  process to elaborate sustainable development goals (SDGs) may be one of the  most notable results of the Rio+20 conference. It provides an opportunity to  incorporate lessons from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), devising a set of new goals that encompass both  development and environment. Sustainable development requires the two concerns  to go hand in hand, and comprehensive goals with environmental, social and economic  targets will do just that. However, many  decision makers still perceive environmental protection and development to be mutually  exclusive. This perception has been institutionalised to the point that it jeopardises the creation of comprehensive  development goals.”

Read the blog in full here.

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