Author(s): Rockström, J.; Axberg, G. A.; Falkenmark, M.; Lannerstad, M.; Rosemarin, A.; Caldwell, I.; Arvidson, A.; Nordström, M.
In: SEI Publications
Type: Journal article
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Sustainable Pathways to Attain the Millennium Development Goals - Assessing the Role of Water, Energy and Sanitation
This report highlights the importance of the environment in achieving all MDGs. It focuses on three core aspects of goal fulfillment, namely freshwater to eradicate hunger and sustain ecosystems, energy for poverty alleviation and sanitation for poverty alleviation, health improvements and environmental sustainability.
The objective is to clarify the large environmental investments required to attain the MDGs, and to identify sustainable solutions where synergies between the environment and development can be achieved for more rapid MDG achievement and to secure long-term sustainability also beyond 2015.