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Recycling and green spaces must take a back seat to ending hunger, poverty

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Financial Post

Between 2000 and 2015 the world made great progress on the Millennium Development Goals, which aimed to hit important targets in education, income growth, fighting disease and so on. In 2015, world leaders followed up that success by establishing the Sustainable Development Goals, a hodge-podge of 169 priorities. We’re now halfway to the target date of 2030 and, not surprisingly, progress has been minimal. In part, COVID setbacks are to blame but the crucial problem is lack of focus. Bjorn Lomborg kicks off a 12-part weekly series in which he and his colleagues at the Copenhagen Consensus think tank set a “Do-able Dozen” priorities for salvaging the SDGs. You can read the first part in National Post (Canada).

The article has been published in more than 30 newspapers across all continents, including Economic Times (India), Dhaka Tribune and Bangla Tribune (Bangladesh), The Australian, Business Day (South Africa), New Times (Rwanda), The Nation (Kenya), Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jakarta Post (Indonesia), Tempi (Italy), Finmag (Czech Republic), Standard (Slovakia), Portfolio (Hungary), Jordan Times, An-Nahar (Lebanon), Al-Ahram (Egypt), Addis Fortune (Ethiopia), Milenio (Mexico), La Prensa (Nicaragua), La Tercera (Chile), El Comercio (Peru) and La Prensa Grafica (El Salvador).