Health is a precondition, an outcome and an indicator of all three dimensions of sustainable development. The centrality of health in the sustainability discourse is confirmed by its close interrelationship with several basic components of development, such as the environment, agriculture and food systems, water and energy security, urban development and transport, trade and investment, communications, and migration. The intrinsic relationship between health and sustainable development is well captured in The Future We Want, the Outcome document of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, where health is given particular prominence and is by far the most visible cross-cutting issue after the environment. Against this background, this chapter aims to illustrate the essentials of the triangular relationship between health, environment and sustainable development as evolved from Rio 1992 to Rio+20, and to place it in context with regard to the ongoing debate on the framing of the post-2015 development agenda. Special focus is placed on the transition from the agreed health-related Millennium Development Goals to the health-related Sustainable Development Goals and on the relevant international legal framework that will support the implementation of the new global health agenda.

Sustainable Development and Global Health. Positioning Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

NEGRI, Stefania
2014

Abstract

Health is a precondition, an outcome and an indicator of all three dimensions of sustainable development. The centrality of health in the sustainability discourse is confirmed by its close interrelationship with several basic components of development, such as the environment, agriculture and food systems, water and energy security, urban development and transport, trade and investment, communications, and migration. The intrinsic relationship between health and sustainable development is well captured in The Future We Want, the Outcome document of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, where health is given particular prominence and is by far the most visible cross-cutting issue after the environment. Against this background, this chapter aims to illustrate the essentials of the triangular relationship between health, environment and sustainable development as evolved from Rio 1992 to Rio+20, and to place it in context with regard to the ongoing debate on the framing of the post-2015 development agenda. Special focus is placed on the transition from the agreed health-related Millennium Development Goals to the health-related Sustainable Development Goals and on the relevant international legal framework that will support the implementation of the new global health agenda.
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