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High Hopes as World Leaders Meet to Agree Global Survival Plan

The Sustainable Development Goals recognize that people and nature are interconnected. 
(Jürgen Freund / WWF-Canon)   NEW YORK -- The expected approval of a new worldwide development deal later this week gives hope that nations can work together to eradicate poverty and protect the environment. All 193 UN member states will formally agree the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on Friday at what is billed to be the largest ever gathering of world leaders. The sustainable development plan centres around goals to eliminate poverty; create food, energy and water security; establish sustainable production and consumption; protect biodiversity; and build green cities. Unlike the UN’s expiring Millennium Development Goals, all countries have responsibilities under the new plan and environmental priorities are featured throughout. “This will be the largest gathering of world leaders ever, because the challenges we face are the most urgent ever,” said Yolanda Kakabadse, President of WWF International.…

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