79. SOS for the SDGs: Why saving the development goals needs trillions of dollars in investment
This episode of The Weekly Tradecast looks at the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how much it will cost to achieve them with Nour Barnat, chief of methodology at UNCTAD Statistics.
In 2015, UN members signed up to 17 SDGs that range from ending extreme poverty to tackling the climate crisis. The goals are supposed to be met by 2030 but most are off track because of the pandemic, economic turmoil and geopolitical tensions.
It's estimated that the investment needed to hit the targets is around $6 trillion every year for the next seven years. That's equal to at least $750 per year for each person on the planet.
Can we salvage the Sustainable Development Goals and where will the money come from?
Tune in to UNCTAD's Nour Barnat to find out how we can meet the targets and fulfil the promise of a better future for people and the planet.