Master of Environmental Studies Capstone Projects

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Thesis or dissertation

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The United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are set to end by the end of 2015. The MDGs were formed as an effort to combat the root causes of poverty, with seven targets relating to public health, poverty and hunger, gender equality, education, economic development, and environmental sustainability. Goal 7, to ensure environmental sustainability, incorporated water and sanitation goals within Target 7.C. The target proposed to “halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation”. As the 2015 deadline of the MDGs comes to an end, the goals have led to a great deal of progress.



Date Posted: 31 October 2017