The Government has failed to set out plans to achieve a series of international goals in the UK, from ending poverty and hunger to tackling climate change, MPs have warned.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which were agreed by nations at the UN in 2015, are a series of targets to end extreme poverty, address environmental issues and reduce inequality by 2030.
They cover everything from promoting healthy lives, food security, quality education and gender equality to ensuring sustainable consumption and agriculture and affordable and clean energy.
But the Government is treating the aims, also known as the Global Goals, as a ‘developing world issue’ and has no clear plan to implement them in the UK, the parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee has warned.
Instead, the committee suggests, the goals should be used as the basis for building cross-party consensus to guide sustainable development post-Brexit.