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SDGs Provide Universal, Integrated Development Framework

Huffington Post: We Have A Plan For Our Planet
Johan Rockström, director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University, and Peter Bakker, CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

“…The new development agenda has a truly universal framework that goes beyond the separatism of simply environmental, social, or economic sustainability. … The [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] provide a new framework that is very different from the [Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)] (which focused on poverty eradication only) and very different from the old sustainable development agenda, which was about reducing environmental impacts as far as possible within nation states. … It is an agenda which recognizes that all 194 nations sit in the same boat. We need to collectively make the transition to a better and more sustainable development approach to stand any chance to prosper in the future. True sustainability is the only vehicle for growth, innovation, and development…” (10/19).