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Paul Shrivastava named Executive Director of Future Earth

Paris, February 13th 2015 — The International Council for Science (ICSU), on behalf of the Science & Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability, announced today the appointment of Paul Shrivastava as Executive Director of Future Earth.

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Sustainable Development Goals need clearer, more measurable targets, say scientists

According to a new report released today by the International Council for Science (ICSU) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC), the SDGs offer a "major improvement" over their predecessors, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). However, the report finds that of the 169 targets beneath the 17 draft goals, just 29% are well defined and based on the latest scientific evidence, while 54% need more work and 17% are weak or non-essential.

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