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Draft Paper on How to Address the 2020-2025 Targets of the Sustainable Development Goals

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Paper 1: Suggestions for how to approach SDG targets that fall between 2020 and 2025 Introduction By Felix Dodds - comments to felix@felixdodds.net To many people the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets are focused on 2030 as the completion date. For 23 targets that is not the date of completion. For twenty it is 2020 and for the remaining three it is 2025. The agreement on the SDGs and their targets was a long process starting in 2011 when Colombia put the idea on the table. It also aimed to recognize and honor other processes that were either happening: ·parallel to the SDG negotiations such as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030; ·or had already happen such as the setting of the Biodiversity targets by the CBD or the SAICM target set at the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). This brings into question should something be done to updatethe targets for these 23 to bring them in line with the 2030 timeline or not? One of the impor…