The topics of environment and development are often portrayed as clashing when in reality, proponents of the two sectors can do better by working together to achieve common goals.  The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals are such an instance. The Guardian lists twelve of the ways in which the two sectors can collaborate for better results.

1 | Think of environment and development as one sector

2 | Develop trust

3 | Use the SDGs as a checklist

4 | Create financial incentives

5 | Support social entrepreneurs

6 | Educate children about sustainability

7 | Monitor industrial developments continually

8 | Host cross-sectoral events

9 | Harness natural resources

10 | Promote context-specific technology

11 | Tie funding to joint development and environmental outcomes

12 | Promote the links between environment and sustainable development

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