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The U.N. “Sustainable Development Goals”- just ”greenwashing” – claim experts

 100 scientists and academics urge UN to drop sustainable development
targets after ‘failure’. Exclusive: The letter was released as the
United Nations begins a summit on disaster risks in Bali, Indonesia on
Monday. The experts are calling for the United Nations to abandon the
“Sustainable Development Goals” — a group of 17 targets adopted in
2015 to tackle global social and environmental issues from hunger to
climate change to economic growth.

Among the notable experts who have put
their names to the letter are Peter Kalmus, a climate scientist at Nasa who
was arrested last month in a climate protest; Yves Cochet, France’s
former Minister of Environment and Regional Planning; and Britt Wray,
author of the recent climate anxiety book, Generation Dread.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are based on an ideology that values
material and technological progress and prioritizes corporate interests –
where “humanity will balance social, economic and environmental issues to
progress materially,” Jem Bendell, a sustainability researcher at the
University of Cumbria, told The Independent via email, citing a recent
non-peer reviewed paper that he authored on the subject. Dr Bendell called
the SDGs a “systemic greenwash” that undermines “challenges to
structural power.”

 Independent 23rd May 2022

May 26, 2022 - Posted by | 2 WORLD, climate change

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