Get to grips with the Global Goals


Felix Dodds is my guest today on Inside Ideas. A leading thinker in the area of global governance for 30 years, he is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina, where he is the Principal Investigator for the Belmont Forum funded project: Governance of Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience for Sustainable Development. He is secretary to the government Friends of Governance for Sustainable Development group in New York. And an International Ambassador for the City of Bonn. 

For the development of the Sustainable Development Goals, he chaired the first UN Conference to come out with a set of indicative SDGs in September 2011. And during the negotiations for the Global Goals, 2013 to 2015, he was the advisor to the Ford Foundation grantees on the SDGs and the cofounder of the coalition Communitas that seceded in lobbying for SDG 11 on sustainable cities and communities. He was also the advisor for a number of other non-profits during the SDG negotiations. 

He has authored or edited over twenty books, including co-writing ‘Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals’ with Ambassador David Donoghue and Jimena Leiva Roesch and ‘Only One Earth’ with the father of sustainable development Maurice Strong. His new book ‘Tomorrow’s People: The impact of disruptive Industries on our lives by 2030′ will be out in July 2021.


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