Millennium Development Goals

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Synonyms: MDGs, Millenniums-Entwicklungsziele, MDG, OMD

A set of time-bound and measurable goals for combating poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, discrimination against women and environmental degradation, agreed at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000. (IPCC)

Related terms:
Least Developed Countries FundThe LDCF is a fund established to support a work programme to assist Least Developed Country Parties to carry out, inter alia, the preparation and implementation of national adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs). (UNFCCC), adaptation co-benefitsCo-benefits that come along with climate change adaptation projects., mitigation co-benefitsCo-benefits that come along with climate change mitigation projects, such as livelihood diversification, health benefits and rural electrification., energy accessEnergy access represents a crucial yet often overlooked dimension to the issue of poverty. Relatively small amounts of energy can satisfy the basic needs of rural populations and have a dramatic impact on quality of life. Despite this, approximately 3 billion people , half the worlds population, ..., sustainable livelihoodsSustainable livelihood includes job opportunities that are of a non-invasive type, and exclude extensive felling, heavy fishery, mono-cultures and other activities than permanently harm the environment; it also includes an lifestyle that takes care of any gives assets, such as fresh water or ..., climate change as a threat to MDGSome impacts of climate change can have a direct effect on the achievement of the millennium development goals., energy justice, Sustainable Development GoalsSince Rio+20, there is commitment for the of post-2015 development goals to take over after the Millennium Development Goals and the establishment of the new Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs., project impacts

Broader terms:
international development

Narrower terms:
MDG 7: environmental sustainabilityClimate change has reduced biodiversity already and the IPCC estimates that 20-30% of global species are likely to be at risk of extinction this century., MDG 2: universal primary educationMore children will have to contribute towards their families' livelihood and not attend school. Infrastructure will be destroyed due to increased freak weather events., MDG 3: gender equalityWomen and children are particularly vulnerable to extreme weather events are most likely to be affected strongest by all impact of climate change, for example women who traditionally are responsible for fetching water., MDG 8: global partnership for developmentInvestment for adaptation, humanitarian assistance and development are need to much greater extend., MDG 5: maternal healthReduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio and achieve universal access to reproductive health., MDG 6: combat diseasesExtreme weather events can negatively affect sanitary situation, for example as people are displaced. Vector- and water-borne diseases, malnutrition, and diarrhoea are expected to grow due to climate change., MDG 1: eradicate extreme hunger and povertyWeather-related disasters and water scarcity will further aggravates the problem, and thus the number of malnourished people is expected to increase due to climate change., MDG 4: reduce child mortalityChildren under 5 years are most likely to die from diseases which are expected to increase due to climate change.

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