Bjorn Lomborg calls for a new approach to meeting global development goals

World leaders gathering in New York for the un’s Sustainable Development Goals (sdg) Summit next week will be faced with the entirely predictable failure of their own grand promises. Adopted with fanfare by every leader in 2015, the sdgs promised to achieve almost every imaginable good thing by 2030, including eradicating poverty, gender discrimination and hunger; tackling climate change, corruption and chronic diseases; ending aids, tuberculosis and malaria; ensuring everyone gets energy, education and jobs; and, for good measure, boosting artisanal fisheries, sustainable tourism, urban green spaces and organic produce.

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