As the Sustainable Development Goals approach agreement, Iván Martín has concerns about the place of youth in the otherwise ambitious agenda being proposed. He argues that development must offer youth more than just economic prospects, with employability alone being no substitue for developing meaningful social and political prospects.
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The 2015 deadline for agreeing the sustainable development goals is rapidly approaching. With it comes a wealth of opportunities to renew efforts to tackle poverty, inequality and climate change. A series of events, starting with the D&C Days at COP20 in Lima, will debate innovative and inspiring ways to drive global progress.
Amina Khan takes a look at the importance of the city in the considerations around how to reach both zero poverty and zero emissions within a generation, arguing that it is becoming increasingly clear that cities need to take more of a cross-sectoral approach in planning and policy, and that they need to lead the way in creating and utilising durable infrastructure, efficient mobility and optimal land use.
Amina is a Research Officer in ODI's Growth, Poverty and Inequality programme.
Maíra Irigaray is the Brazil Program Coordinator for Amazon Watch.
Peter is a Research Associate with the Water Policy programme at ODI.
We cannot sustain progress in eradicating poverty if we don't tackle climate change as well. Ahead of our event at COP20 in Lima, this blog looks at the concept of 'zero-zero', arguing that without action to prevent global average temperatures from rising by more than 2°C, those who emerge from poverty are likely to fall back into it due to climate disasters.