EMEA-EMNES paper focuses on strategy to achieve sustainable development goals

May 21, 2021
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In a context characterised by global threats, such as the COVID-19 sanitation crisis, climate change and gaps in worldwide development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) appear more relevant than ever and achieving them is more urgent than ever. To accelerate the path towards this objective, this policy paper advocates the need to implement a strategy, based on two pillars.

The paper defends the idea that it is of utmost importance to emphasise the need for a “nexus approach” rooted in a “geography sensitive” and “multi-scalar” vision of Sustainable Development, for targeted implementation at regional and local levels, particularly within the Euro-Mediterranean and African region. Such an approach would also be a fundamental accelerator for regional integration, which remains really weak in this part of the World. Many indicators show that the present context offers a unique opportunity to adopt such an approach and, thereby, accelerate the pace towards reaching global SDGs.

The paper also highlights how, considering its geostrategic position and its long-term commitment to Sustainable Development as an holistic framework, Morocco plays a preeminent role in the implementation of such an approach.