Global Policy Watch Briefing #12: Silos or system? The 2030 Agenda requires an integrated approach to sustainable development
Silos or system? The 2030 Agenda requires an integrated approach to sustainable development
By Barbara Adams and Karen Judd
The United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) met in New York from 11 to 20 July 2016. It is the central UN body addressing sustainable development, and its chief task is to monitor the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The 2030 Agenda goes far beyond previous development agendas. First, it recognizes that inequality and unsustainable consumption and production are by-products of economic growth and constitute a big challenge in a world of finite resources. This understanding would have been unthinkable as little as 10 years ago...