Achim Steiner wants to do for the Sustainable Development Goals what he helped do for renewable energy.
But whereas clean energy investments in the last 15 years have grown to about $300 billion a year, Steiner wants SDG investing to reach $2.5 trillion a year, and much more quickly.
As chief of the United Nations Development Programme, Steiner has resident coordinators in more than 170 countries and a staff of 17,000. They are charged with bringing together not only other UN agencies, but government ministries and agencies, NGOs and private investors. The Sustainable Development Goals may be global, but progress will come country by country …
The UNDP’s new plan identifies six “signature solutions” under the SDGs that could deliver significant impact on poverty, governance, energy access, gender equality, resilience and environmental sustainability.
The solutions bridge several of the 17 goals so countries — and investors — can realize multiple benefits, and avert catastrophic risks.
Read the full article about Achim Steiner’s UN Development Programme plan by David Bank at ImpactAlpha.
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