Will the SDGs be as bold as the environmental agreements the World already signed on to

U.N. Post-2015 Development Agenda Adopted Amidst Closed-Door Deals

Bhumika Muchhala is Senior Policy Analyst, Finance and Development at Third World Network

The linked article by Bhumika reports on negotiating the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the World and finds that bolder language already in the Convention on Biological Diversity and the updating of the Climate Change conventions is being watered down in the SDGs. Why? Are we going backwards? In 1972 we wanted to ‘ensure’ sustainability, now it seems the negotiators want to replace all that ‘ensurance’ with just ‘promoting’ it.  Forward or back?

SDGs under negotiation