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From the article: By championing economic growth, the Sustainable Development Goals are a barely disguised defence of the market fundamentalism that underpins business-as-usual. But in an age of planetary limits, sustained economic growth is not the solution to our social and environmental ills, but their cause.
We need an alternative vision and an alternative set of goals. So here are five ideas for genuinely sustainable development.
1. Prohibit corporate campaign funding of political parties and recreate a free press
2. Adopt new, alternative global indicators to progress “beyond GDP”
3. Reduce military spending and redirect funds to other forms of national security
4. Declare a moratorium on new coalmines, establish a strong carbon tax and abolish fossil fuel subsidies
5. Embrace the radical implications of living in an age of limits