The Heat: United Nations – Sustainable Development

The Heat

In 2015 all member states of the United Nations adopted an ambitious plan for the future. It’s called the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The UN describes it as an urgent call to action for both developed and developing countries.  

At its core are seventeen Sustainable Development Goals or – SDGs.  They include ending poverty and hunger, ensuring quality education and taking urgent action to combat the climate crisis. 

But much has changed in the last few years and the big question now is – can these goals be realized, or are they too ambitious?   

To discuss:

  • Otaviano Canuto is a Senior Fellow with the Policy Center for the New South.
  • Carlos A. Joly is Emeritus Professor at the University of Campinas.
  • Mohammed Mahmoud is Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
  • Victor Gao is Chair Professor at Soochow University and Vice President of the Center for China and Globalization.

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