SDG: Climate Activism Disguised as Development Assistance

Jamal Munshi

Sonoma State University

July 20, 2016

Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) marks a shift in the priority of the UNDP from tackling poverty to tackling climate change. This shift erodes the ability of the UNDP to perform its primary function of providing development assistance to poor countries. The climate finance proposal is unlikely to mend this fundamental defect in the SDG initiative of the UNDP.

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Keywords: climate change, global warming, fossil fuel emissions, Kyoto Protocol, UN, UNEP, UNFCCC, UNDP, MDG, SDG, development economics, foreign aid, colonialism, white man’s burden, Bill Easterly, Colonial Office

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Date posted: July 22, 2016 ; Last revised: August 7, 2016

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Munshi, Jamal, SDG: Climate Activism Disguised as Development Assistance (July 20, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2812034 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2812034

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Sonoma State University ( email )
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
United States
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