Achieving SDGs, Paris Agreement Requires Ongoing Commitment From International Community

Huffington Post: A New Year for Sustainable Development and Public Health
Linda P. Fried, dean and DeLamar professor of public health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

“2016 begins with two historic global agreements shaping sustainable development as never before. … The challenge of public health in the 21st century is to maximize population health, and the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] and the Paris Agreement offer a roadmap to health and security for all nations. … The test now is in the implementation of these agreements and fulfillment of their extraordinary potential — it’s crucial that the global community’s engagement in the adoption process translates to an ongoing commitment to achieve them. These two global agreements underscore the magnitude of the challenge of maximizing and protecting population health. That’s a challenge that the field of public health recognizes well — and one that requires the commitment of the entire world” (1/5).