UN says it won’t be able to achieve sustainable development goal by 2030
- The UN says “we are not going to achieve sustainable goals by the next decade.
- Five years on, Hoogeveen believes it has fallen short of the targeted budget ($115 billion) required to achieve the target of eliminating hunger by 2030.
- India alone requires a $2.64 trillion investment for SDGs.
"We are not going to achieve the goals by the next decade. We are all lagging far behind," said
In September 2015, the UN set out 2030 Agenda for
Five years on, Hoogeveen believes it has fallen short of the targeted budget of $115 billion required to achieve the target of eliminating hunger by 2030.
A $2.64 trillion investment for SDGs in India
Over the years, the Indian government scaled up its efforts by rolling out schemes like Ayushman Bharat (
“India has raised the levels of prosperity for its people manifold in the recent past. However, challenges remain in many areas including health, nutrition, basic infrastructure, quality of education among others,”
According to a Standard Chartered report, India needs a whopping $2.64 trillion investment to meet the UN’s sustainable development goals. Of the total, $1558.8 billion is required for clean energy, $505.5 billion for transport infrastructure, $377.4 billion for digital access and $192.2 billion for clean water and sanitation. At $701.5 billion, the greatest investment required in achieving universal access to electricity.
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