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Register now for ESPA's final webinar, exploring conceptual and methodological advancements for measuring environmental dimensions of poverty and wellbeing, and the implications for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.
This webinar will present and discuss the findings of research funded by the UK’s ESPA programme and Global Challenges Research Fund that describes:
There is growing recognition that the environment plays an important role in a holistic picture of wellbeing, but this knowledge has not yet been adequately realised in mainstream international development.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with their emphasis on the interconnected nature of the environmental, social and economic aspects of development, serve as an opportunity for closer environment-poverty policy integration. Indeed, targets for the goal on ending poverty (SDG 1) explicitly refer to poverty in all its dimensions (Target 1.2) and include the role of natural resources (Target 1.4) and resilience from environmental shocks (Target 1.5).
However, whether the environment is seen as means to improve wellbeing versus it being an integral dimension of wellbeing itself has important implications both for how we measure and understand development, and for interventions that are designed to positively impact wellbeing and the environment.
Ultimately, this will affect our ability to achieve the transformative ambitions of the SDGs.
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