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Sustainable Development Goals

  • Robert J. McInnes
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Abstract

The concept of sustainable development has been embedded in development and environmental thinking for several decades. In 2000 the world's leaders established the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as a collective agenda to improve the lives of people across the globe. In 2015 the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were proposed, as the successors to the MDGs, representing an agenda for people, planet, and prosperity that seek to strengthen universal peace and shift the world on to a sustainable path.

Keywords

Sustainable development Intergovernmental cooperation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RM Wetlands and Environment LtdLittleworth, OxfordshireUK

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