‘My Country First’ Policies Inhibiting Progress On SDGs, Report Says

Deutsche Welle: ‘My country first’ policy a threat to global goals — report
“World leaders have been urged to strengthen efforts to meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were agreed by 193 member states in 2015. The appeal was made in a report released on Thursday by the Bertelsmann Foundation, timed to coincide with the G20 summit in Hamburg this weekend…” (Martin/Harper, 7/7).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: ‘My country first’ threatens global goals with U.S., China, Russia lagging: report
“…Scandinavian countries are leading the way among 157 nations ranked by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Bertelsmann Stiftung, a German social responsibility foundation. But income inequality, high consumption levels and carbon emissions put the United States at No. 42 in the list while Russia was ranked 62nd and China 71st. … The SDSN, a U.N.-connected group that promotes the SDGs, said the world’s most powerful nations are failing to lead the way…” (Wulfhorst, 7/6).