There is a powerful place where science, policy and politics can converge as a gateway to our greatest expressions of creativity and potential. The same sweet spot of such possibility, however, also holds the power to destroy the very values that we cherish as individuals and societies. These are the uniquely human values that nurture our individualism, and the freedom to pursue the life, and the lifestyle, that feeds and inspires our imagination and creativity. The blueprint holding such power today is an ambitious plan to transform global society through a visionary global policy —The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDG2030) .
Gregg Braden on site at archaeological heritage sites in Meso-America.
As is often the case with a fundamental shift in thinking, the key to the success, or the failure, of SDG2030 is found not in the policies themselves, but in how they’re implemented. SDG2030 exists as a challenge of methods. Through its seventeen distinct initiatives, we are challenged to balance the necessity of a safe, sustainable, and equitable society that preserves natures harmony, with the responsibility of preserving our humanness and our most cherished human values. Our ability to find this delicate balance is defining the legacy that we’re leaving for our children today, and beyond.
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