Scientific community "important" role to play in new global goals

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Climate-related disasters like flooding are on the rise. Photo:IRIN/Tung X. Ngo

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.

Isabelle Dupuis has been talking to Jean-Paul Moatti, President of IRD.

Duration: 3’45″

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