The Planet is Fast Reaching a Point-of-No-Return: What’s Next?

1000 youth come up with novel solutions to meet the SDGs

Why It Matters

We’re fast-approaching the last decade of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and scientific reports show us just how critical the need to take action for people and the planet is. At 2019 UNLEASH: A Global Innovation Lab for the SDGs, 1000 youth from 162 countries gathered in Shenzhen, China to accelerate innovative solutions to global problems.

As 2020 edges closer, we are fast-approaching the last decade to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Almost five years since the SDGs were announced, it’s important to ask: where are we now?

We have achieved some success: there has been a decline in extreme poverty, and indicators such as the under-five mortality rate (which fell 49% between 2000 and 2017) illustrate that we are making progress globally on health and wellbeing. However, the 2019 G

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