World Bank suggests a "set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) for energy, food, and water"
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Sustainable Development Goals // World Bank suggests a "set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) for energy, food, and water"

World Bank Group identifies six key issues and key messages for Rio+20

"The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) is an opportunity to build the planning and policy structures, measurement systems, and ambition that the world needs to deal with the food, water, and energy crises and prepare for the future", writes the World Bank in High Stakes at Rio: World Bank's 6 Key Issues.

"At Rio, the global community can also begin developing a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs) for energy, food, and water to complement the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and put us all on a better path that benefits planet, people, and progress all at the same time. The World Bank Group has been working closely with governments, civil society, and the private sector and will be going into Rio +20 with six key messages."

"We're seeing the nexus of food crises, water insecurity, and energy needs, all made much more complicated by climate change," says Rachel Kyte, Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank. "Countries and communities need to build resilience and grow more efficiently. Green growth is at the heart of that. It is the path to sustainable development."

The six key issues identified by the World Bank Group are: Inclusive Green Growth, Oceans, Natural Capital Accounting, Sustainable Energy, Landscapes, Urban Development

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