Accepting SDGs Critical To ‘Achieving Them In Reality’

Devex: Opinion: The SDGs are good enough and it’s time to stop analyzing and start acting
Mark Halle, senior fellow at the International Institute for Sustainable Development

“…[T]he value of the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] and the targets lies in their actual achievement — in bringing about the transformative change that achieving them would generate. The SDGs are not perfect, but they benefit from the legitimacy derived from the highly inclusive, bottom-up process through which they were articulated and set. If genuinely implemented, the world would be a significantly better place. … Let’s accept them and devote our efforts to achieving them in reality. … That means accepting that the stage settings are good enough, and getting on with the play. Whether or not it turns out to be a tragedy is up to us” (9/20).