New development goals under threat by climate change - Neda
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The Philippines is calling for a renewed fight against the growing threat of climate change, saying this could derail the implementation of new development goals set by the United Nations. In a statement issued over the weekend, the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda) said the country is throwing its full support to the UN's new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which would replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that have drawn mixed reviews. Neda Director General and Economic Planning Secretary Arsenio M. Balisacan, who attended the 70th UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York last month, told the meeting's closing session that "if we are to achieve our development goals, we need to take urgent action to combat climate change.
de Vera, B. O. (2015, October 19). New development goals under threat by climate change - Neda. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. B2-1.
Climatic changes; Development projects; Conferences; Economics; Sociological aspects; Sustainable development; Poverty alleviation; Sustainability; Investments; Nature conservation; Marine resources; Environmental protection; United Nations (UN); Climate Vulnerable Forum; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA); Balisacan, Arsenio M.
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