This year, the Report calls attention to the greatest development challenge of the 21st century: to safeguard the right of generations today and in the future to live healthy and fulfilling lives. Our remarkable progress in human development cannot continue without bold steps to reduce both environmental risks and deepening inequalities. Continuing failure to reduce these may even reverse progress for the world’s poor majority. The Report argues that there are alternatives to inequality and unsustainability. Investments that improve equal opportunities – for example, in access to renewable energy, water and sanitation and reproductive healthcare – could advance both sustainability and human development.
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