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News in Brief 9 March 2021

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Scientific community “important” role to play in new global goals

The scientific community has an important role to play in ensuring that the new global development goals agreed at the United Nations are a success, according to the French-government backed Research Institute for Development (IRD).

The 17 goals known as the SDGs in include health and climate-related targets.

Scientists believe that increases in global temperatures could, in some cases, lead to more disease and damage to the environment.