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How to Fulfil the UN Sustainability Goals

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If we take a look at any newspaper in any country, two major problems frequently are addressed: inequality and the increasing destruction of the natural environment, that is unsustainability in the stricto sensu. In 2015, more than 190 world leaders recognized that the world is on a “collision course” (Max-Neef, 2010) and committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Here, too, all but one goals are either linked to the unsustainability of our current lifestyle (goals 9, 11–15) or to inequality (goals 1–8, 10, 16).

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Fuders, F. (2023). Introduction. In: How to Fulfil the UN Sustainability Goals. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-37768-6_1

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