MDG 7 SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT
Discussions pertaining to MDG 7 and specific countries, organizations, groups or individuals that work towards this goal will take place here. As delineated by the United Nations, the seventh Millennium Development Goal is: To Ensure Environmental Sustainability by 1) Integrating the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reversing the loss of environmental resources, 2) Reducing biodiversity loss, and achieving a significant reduction in the rate of loss, 3) Halving, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, and 4) Achieving by 2020 significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers.
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Do you know that A person living in a poor country is 79 times more likely to be hit by a climate change-related disaster than someone from a rich country? Climate change is one of the major challenges facing the world. Many countries have already been impacted by climate change and this has affected their development as a result of adverse impacts on sectors such as agriculture, water, human health and tourism.
Agricultural production and food security, access to clean and abundant water resources and gainful employment that underpin the solution to extreme poverty and hunger are vulnerable to climate change.
Climate change stresses pose additional burdens on agricultural production and other subsistence activities like water collection, which may burden families enough to remove children from school. Livelihood activities must become more resilient to future climate for education goals to be…