Randall Curren, From Sustainable Development Goals to Sustainable Flourishing Goals

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From Sustainable Development Goals to Sustainable Flourishing Goals

The UN’s widely influential Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) framework is set to expire in 2030 and an important strand of its current thinking is that the post-2030 agenda should take the form of a Sustainable Flourishing Goals (SFG) framework. The concern about the language of development is that it may be too strongly associated with an orientation to economic growth to be compatible with a path to sustainability. The thinking is that the term flourishing would provide the right focus for cross-sectoral global policy, both ethically and with respect to sustainability. Defending this as the basis of global policy would require a publicly defensible theory of eudaimonic, intergenerational justice, one that is impartial with respect to reasonable conceptions of a good life, empirically viable, and actionable. The task of this talk is to outline the basis for such a theory.

► this event is in person at the Centre for Ethics (Larkin building, room 200).


Randall Curren
Philosophy and Education                                                University of Rochester


Wed, May 1, 2024
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
200 Larkin