Partnerships for the Goals

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| Editors: Walter Leal Filho, Anabela Marisa Azul, Luciana Brandli, Amanda Lange Salvia, Tony Wall

Interdisciplinary Research Teams for the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Meghna RamaswamyEmail author
  • Darcy D. Marciniuk
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The United Nations (UN) Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development came into effect on 01 January 2016 and is one of the most ambitious global development frameworks made in recent history. Building upon the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and their 169 targets, the 15-year agreement aims to set the world on a path to address the pressing social, economic, and environmental problems facing humanity and the planet. These include eradicating poverty and bringing economic growth and prosperity, social inclusion, environmental sustainability, peace, and good governance to all countries (Kestin et al. 2017; Sachs 2012). The MDGs were originally developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in 1996 and agreed by the Heads of State at the Millennium Summit in 2000 and represent the “world’s first explicit development partnership framework between developed and developing...
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International ResearchUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada
  2. 2.College of MedicineUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

Section editors and affiliations

  • Elena Shabliy
    • 1
  1. 1.Divinity SchoolHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA