This past weekend in New York, the 193-member UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Presenting a shared world vision for the next 15 years, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came as no surprise as the text was politically negotiated and agreed ahead of time. Here are my six takeaways on the SDGs: Development is no longer just about helping poor countries do better. For example, sustainable production will have implications for rich and poor countries in energy generation and use, pollution, and waste management. It will no longer be acceptable to get away with not reducing emissions or waste by shifting them to other locations, where the disadvantaged live or where environmental standards are weaker. Similarly, gender equality or fighting inequality within and across countries are now goals that apply to all countries. Sustainable consumption can mean less and more consumption at the same time...

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