Tackling indoor air pollution, protecting coral reefs, boosting R&D in cleaner energy and ending subsidies for fossil fuels are the most important sustainable development goals for safeguarding the environment

The governments of the UN’s 193 member states are gearing up to select a set of development and environmental targets for the next 15 years to replace the millennium development goals (MDGs) that expire this year. These targets will influence the £1.6tn in development aid the OECD predicts will be needed by 2030 and countless trillions in national budgets – as well as set the tone for corporate green spending.

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Source: The Guardian Circular Economy RSS