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
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.
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