IV. MDG Lessons for Environmental Sustainability

IV. MDG Lessons for Environmental Sustainability

The MDG experience points to the certainty of bringing environment and development together. WESS 2014/2015 will focus on the experience of both developed and developing countries in complementing human and economic development with sustainable development. The report will also investigate the environmental sustainability components of the proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and show how the lessons from the MDG years can be useful in realizing the new SDGs.

WESS 2014/2015 will review MDG 7—Ensure environmental sustainability—and examine a variety of global endeavors to protect the planet. The draft SDGs demonstrate that environmental sustainability issues will figure prominently in the post-2015 development agenda.

Background Papers:

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World Economic and Social Survey 2014/2015: Chapter IV
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