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Report on Global Philanthropy's Support for Sustainable Development Efforts released in Hawaii

:2016/12/07



Report on Global Philanthropy's Support for Sustainable Development Efforts released in Hawaii


Over 130 philanthropic leaders and environmentalists from around the world got together at the "East-West Sustainability Summit" to seek innovative collaboration in sustainable development. As an important material for the summit, the Report on Global Philanthropy's Support for Sustainable Development Efforts (Report) was handed out to all attendees. The report was written by the Sustainable Development Research Group comprising the Family Philanthropy Inheritance Center and the Philanthropic Finance and Social Innovation Center.

The Report noted that the global charity sector has played a significant role in advancing the Millennium Development Goals since 2000. With the concerted efforts of the charity sector and governments around the world, a major breakthrough has been achieved in eliminating extreme poverty and global extremely poor population has decreased substantially. By sponsoring green technological innovation and conservation projects, the global charity sector has become the key to promoting environmental sustainability. Philanthropic organizations' role in facilitating the cooperation between governments and the general public has been conducive to addressing global warming and other common challenges faced by humankind

The global agreement on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015 marks a major milestone for addressing global environment and development issues, and is a notable historical opportunity for the global charity sector. Over the next 15 years, in order to achieve the 17 goals set in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including poverty elimination, hunger elimination, affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production and climate action, the global charity sector will play a more prominent role.

The cooperation between philanthropic organizations, especially in sustainable development, has been proved effective. Bringing together philanthropists from the East and West through joint funding to invest for a new green future is a major opportunity for eastern and western philanthropists. More crossover cooperation and more youth and women's participation in sustainable development issues are necessary, and the capacity building of sustainable development appears imperative.

By reviewing the Millennium Development Goals and looking ahead to the Sustainable Development Goals, we can see that the global charity sector is at a key historical moment. The charity sector should include the sustainable development goals into new charity campaigns, carry forward the new tradition of innovation, and work with governments and enterprises, so as to bring the world into the charity economy, and create a blue planet and a green future for our future generations to share perpetually.


Click the button below for the full text of the Report on Global Philanthropy's Support for Sustainable Development Efforts:
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