Former UN advisor says community capacity-building by the private sector will be key to tackling climate change, as Australia lags on UN Sustainable Development Goals

Building resilience can be achieved by supporting industry, innovation and infrastructure, quality education, life on land, sustainable cities and communities, peace, justice and stronger institutions, partnerships for goals, decent work opportunities and economic growth…Building community capacity will help locals realize their sustainable development aspirations across the three pillars of sustainability: social, economic and environmental. It will also help contribute to the achievement of environmental stewardship, social equity and the sustainable development aspirations. Community capacity building for sustainable development can have a great impact if capacity is also built in physical assets such as technology, transport and infrastructure. Isabel B. Franco, Ph.D, Executive Director at IBF writes about how increased private investment can help empower local communities through integrated responses and multifaceted action, by all countries and stakeholders.

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