July 12th, 2018

2030 goals light a path to the post-Trump era

ImpactAlpha, July 12 –– … To get a fix on how we’re doing, I caught up with the economist Jeff Sachs, the Columbia University professor who serves as a special advisor to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres for the SDGs. Sachs is a veteran of the 2000-2015 Millennium Development Goals, which likewise had a slow start but are now considered a signal success and on which the SDGs are built. Sachs is an author of this year’s SDG index and dashboard titled, appropriately, “Global Responsibilities,” and issued by Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Sachs tried gamely to accentuate the positive, such as the progress of northern European countries like Sweden, Denmark and Norway, which top the rankings across the three pillars of economic growth, social fairness and environmental sustainability. Those countries are both rich and equal and even, relatively speaking, green. Ranked last among the 156 countries: the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad and the Central African Republic…

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