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The Sustainable Development Goals, which build upon the success and shortfalls of the Millennium Development Goals, introduce 17 goals and 169 targets to guide global efforts to tackle poverty, inequality, and environmental change through 2030. With the success of the 2015 Paris Conference of Parties, the global climate community has been given a new mandate to create a better world while protecting our planet.
On April 13, in commemoration of World Earth Month, a panel of experts will discuss specific SDGs, such as water and health; regional perspectives and how they can be accomplished in the 2030 timeframe; and the role of the public and private sectors.
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
The conversation is part of the ongoing “Managing Our Planet” series, jointly developed by George Mason University and the Wilson Center’s Brazil Institute and Environmental Change and Security Program. The series, now in its fifth year, is premised on the fact that humanity’s impacts are planetary in scale and require planetary-scale solutions.
Thomas will make introductory remarks.