Inland fish and fisheries integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
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The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development establishes a unified set of global aspirations [i.e., the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); see Figure 1 inset] that provide a roadmap for future prosperity by addressing key challenges including world poverty, hunger, disease, and illiteracy1. The 169 targets, across 17 SDGs, measured by 232 unique indicators, are ambitious and complex. Interdependencies among targets and the systems that contribute towards them mean that even the most effective efforts to address one global challenge may unintentionally exacerbate others if the efforts overlook potential wider impacts2–4. Identifying and collecting official global statistics to track progress toward each indicator is an additional challenge; data exists for some indicators, while there are significant deficits for others (see https://ourworldindata.org/sdg-tracker-update). Achieving the holistic vision of the SDGs requires coordination at multiple scales and among sectors5, as well as inclusivity of services that are not explicitly mentioned in the language of the SDG targets. Consideration of these overlooked services in policy decisions will not only help achieve individual targets, but can also result in mutually beneficial synergies across the SDGs.
|Number of pages||9|
|Early online date||4 May 2020|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2020|
- PHANG_2020_cright_NS_Inland fish and fisheries integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Rights statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Nature Sustainability. The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41893-020-0517-6.
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