I had this piece published with the Huffington Post recently. It comes in response to the question of meeting the 169 targets set for 2030 through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In short, my opinion is to narrow our focus on corner stone issues that will help to attain many of the SDGs, such as gender equality.
“Due to the competing pressures of dealing with issues ranging from ocean acidification to ending hunger, there has been an instinct to cut the tapestry of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into distinct puzzle pieces. Unfortunately, in focusing our attention on defining the edges of the individual pieces we have lost sight of the picture as a whole. To achieve our goals in each of the SDGs, we must find the keystone pieces, the corner pieces if you will, to define our boundaries and understand how each of the global issues fits together.”
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