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Wednesday, 19.02.2020, 01:36
Sustainable development concept has been introduced into the governance vocabulary at the end of 2015, after the adoption of the UN Agenda-2030, the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. SDGs are becoming an important part of modern education and training; however, some challenges shall be met as well.
Keyword tags: Analytics, Book review, Economics
Editor’s note: the magazine decides to publish this book review (regardless of its rather old nature), due to two main reasons: first, the book’s author is a world-renowned US professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor and special advisor to a former UN Secretary-General on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG); second, the reviewer is a German professor and famous European environmentalist.
Science, research and innovation activities are the main driving force for the Baltic States in general and Latvian economy, in particular. Latvian growth depends on scientific research and knowledge-like smart specialisation. Science’s component in Latvian political economy will in great extent provide a solid background for national innovative growth, while serving as a vital stimulus for active and productive research.
Danish volunteer soldiers took part in the Latvian war for independence: about 200 Danish voluntaries risked their lives (and almost ten times as many were ready to do so) in order to counter international threats to a new Republic. Besides, Denmark rendered a great moral and material assistance showing that Latvia was not alone in the hostile world.
In the new book, Yuval Noah Harari investigates most urgent and interesting issues concerning mankind’s future. The book is already a bestseller by the New York Times, as well as his previous Home Deus. In presenting complex contemporary challenges in the most accessible and visionary way, the book makes an essential reading.
Latvia has celebrated its centennial and various spheres of Latvian socio-economic activities as well as the country’s scientific community have been making their efforts to commemorate the country’s statehood jubilee. The new book is a good “present” to the event providing a vivid picture of the country’s present challenges and showing some perspective paths for the years to come.
Since Latvia joined the OECD in 2016, this organisation provided the country with various analytical reports concerning some aspects of national growth. New report analysis country’s corporate activity, management and administration, as well as “doing business” issues. The report will serve as valuable guiding source for national authorities to streamline business regulation.