Reducing inequality and sharing opportunities for all

Popovski, Vesselin (2021) Reducing inequality and sharing opportunities for all. In: Fulfilling the sustainable development goals: On a quest for a sustainable world. Law, ethics and governance . Taylor and Francis, Oxon, pp. 240-254. ISBN 9781003144274

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This chapter reflects on the debates about the inclusion of inequality as a separate Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10, and discusses the various targets adopted to reduce inequality globally, and proposes how to achieve those targets. The adoption of SDG 10 was a complex and challenging process, preceded by a significant debate with arguments both in favor and against. The debate on inequality was put in the agenda of the World Economic Forum at Davos in 2014, and some significant academic writings on inequality described it as a systemic and overpowering world phenomenon. During the discussions on the post-2015 Development Agenda, criticisms pointed to a lacuna and lack of accountability mechanisms and defective concepts of inequality. The global inequality has increased in nearly all regions at different speeds and this highlights the important roles that national policies and institutions play in shaping inequality.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Sustainable Development Goal | SDG 10 | Inequality
Subjects: Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Environmental Science, Policy and Law
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2022 11:24
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2022 13:55
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