By Chris West - Stockholm Environment Institute – September, 2014
How do we make sure the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are actually met by 2030? This is one of the many vexed questions facing the SDG drafters as they survey the sometimes patchy progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The discussion on ‘means of implementation’ for the SDGs has, among other things, highlighted the make-or-break role of businesses, large and small, in realizing the global transition to sustainable development over the coming 15 years.
The Caribbean is often associated with its remarkable biodiversity and cultural diversity. Yet, while its cultural and ecological heritage provides the very foundations of the region’s economy, the current model of development has resulted in environmental degradation, rising inequity and poor economic performance.
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