Climate and sustainable development goals

 

If the COP21 that will take place in Paris on December 2015 became the main focus of attention, another summit particularly important will set in New-York. Indeed, in September 2015, world leaders will gather to discuss to agree on a set of Sustainable Development Goals, successors to the Millenium Development Goals, created fifteen years ago.

The purpose of this summit is to adopt goals covering a wide range of issues such as education, poverty, world hunger, but with a focus on environmental sustainability. This summit reflects how the prominence of climate change has grown since the beginning of the millennium. The SDG draft’s will to ensure environmental sustainability is conspicuous: “the world should take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”, “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” and finally “Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns”.