A New Road Map For Sustainable Development Essay

1383 Words Nov 10th, 2016 6 Pages
Sustainable development is defined as “development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Put simply, sustainable development means that the needs of the present generation should not be satisfied at the expense of interests of future generations, and developments achieved today should not become a burden or hurdle to tomorrow’s development.
2015 is a crucial year for sustainable development. Three high-level international conferences of the United Nations (UN) drew a new road map for sustainable development together. At the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, held in July in Addis Ababa, 193 UN member states adopted the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, which includes more than 100 specific measures to promote realization of sustainable development goals. At the end of September, the UN Sustainable Development Summit, held at the UN headquarters, adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which will guide policy and funding for the next 15 years, replacing the Millennium Development Goals. And at the Paris Climate Change Conference in December, member states adopted the Paris Agreement on Climate Change to tackle climate change on the basis of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions they submitted. All parties committed to work together to hold the increase in the global average temperature at less than 2℃ above preindustrial levels and to limit the…

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