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Shaping the Trends of our Time
Report of the UN Economist Network for the UN 75th Anniversary
ISBN 9789211046960
Code: #E20IIA4

Publication year: 2020

Cdn: $65.50; US: $45.00
Paperback
Language: English
202 pages
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This report analyzes how five megatrends (climate change, emerging and frontier technologies, demographic trends, inequalities, and urbanization) and their drivers, individually and in combination, transform societies and affect the ability of countries to achieve the SDGs. However, the Agenda is already offtrack. The devastating impacts of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis have further diminished prospects for achieving the SDGs, with the greatest adverse impacts falling on countries and people least able to protect themselves, and already at greatest risk of being left behind. Consideration is given to the interlinkages among trends and how these trends can be fundamentally shaped by policy so that their individual and collective impacts support sustainable development in its various dimensions. The report concludes by identifying a range of policies and interventions that could be effective in shifting the evolution of the megatrends, and establishing the principles that should guide the choice of policies in countries.
Shaping the Trends of our Time
Cdn: $65.50; US: $45.00
Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA - United Nations) BookID: 127813 Added: 2020.10.27