CHAPTER 1

Introduction

Sustainability is about the long-term well-being of society, an issue that encompasses a wide range of aspirational targets including the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders that went into effect on January 1, 2016. The SDGs, which include, among other things, ending poverty and hunger, ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all, ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all, are based on the recognition that society in general is vulnerable to a number of significant environmental and social risks including failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation, major biodiversity ...

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