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确保可持续的未来

伦敦——当卡尔·马克思和弗里德里希·恩格斯写道“所有固体都融化成空气”时,他们的本意是就工业革命对固定社会规则的颠覆性转变打个比方。今天,他们的比方真的变成了现实:释放到大气中的二氧化碳和其他工业污染物正在改变这个星球——对环境、健康、人口流动和社会正义造成了巨大的影响。世界正来到十字路口,我们在上述领域所取得的进步可能会不知去向。

2007,曼德拉成立长者会来化解上述风险,要求这一由前领导人组成的独立团体“向当权者说真话。”这恰恰是本月晚些时候联合国大会启动新的可持续发展目标时我们的任务。

可持续发展目标将接替从2000-2015年指导国际发展工作的千年发展目标。千年发展目标协助数百万人摆脱了文盲、疾病和饥饿,并使发展成为全球政治议程的核心议题。但其总体影响力还远远不够,特别是在冲突缠身的脆弱国家——而且他们并未将可持续发展写入目标。

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