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Latest U.N. sustainability goals pose more harm than good for environment, scientists warn

A team of scientists has warned that the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), designed to bring together environmental protection and socioeconomic development, are failing to protect biodiversity. The University of Queensland's Professor James Watson says as currently applied, the SDGs may actually serve as a smokescreen for further environmental destruction in the next decade. "The SDGs were established as a blueprint for a more sustainable future for all, yet there are fundamental inadequacies in their ability to protect biodiversity," Professor Watson said. "If these errors are not corrected, the SDGs could unknowingly promote environmental destruction in the name of sustainable development." Read more...


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