A.5 - Sustainable development for human well-being

A.5 - Sustainable development for human well-being
Pursue sustainable development as a means of securing now and in the future human well-being for all peoples on an equitable basis, and ensuring that the linkages between population, resources, the environment and development are fully recognized, appropriately administered and maintained in a harmonious and dynamic balance with a thriving biodiversity and healthy ecosystems
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It is suggested that priority measure 5 should be monitored in the framework of Sustainable Development Goals 14 and 15. Population is one of the most important factors for environmental change. Consequently, in order to achieve sustainable development it is essential to take into account the transformations that are produced through demographic dynamics, a point that links this measure directly to priority measure 4. In the content of priority measures 5 and 6, it is important to generate linkages between the implementation of the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development and the implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20).

Related instruments, forums and mechanisms

This measure combines two objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals referring to sustainable development with a particular focus on ecosystems: Goal 14, (“Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”), and Goal 15 (“Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss”).

A. Integration of population dynamics