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University of Toronto St. George
School of Environment

University of Toronto Department of Geography & Centre for the Environment ENV 236Y Human Interactions with the Environment Assignment 2: Solutions A project plan to promote a UN Millennium Goal Discussion: Wednesday January 19 in class Due: Wednesday February 16, 2011, 2pm in class Late Assignments: drop off box, 45 St. George St., main floor Late Penalty: Late Penalty: A lowering of the grade by one increment per day, unless accompanied by a note from a physician, police or registrar, e.g., from B+ to B for 1 day late, B+ to B- for 2 days late. 1 The United Nations have committed to eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to eradicate extreme poverty by 2015 in the areas of income, hunger, disease control, education and environmental sustainability. Jeffrey Sachs writes at length in Common Wealth about the UNs MDGs and the imperative of working to achieve them by the 2015 target date. The goal of this assignment is for you to use science and policy knowledge to develop a modest and targeted project that will bring us towards achieving one MDG (actually, one target under the eight main goals). To constrain the task, you will choose one location and have a time line out to 2015 only 4 years! An excellent project design will be feasible, have a high likelihood of achieving immediate results, and be sustainable in the long term, i.e., beyond the four year funding horizon. In groups of 2-4 people, you will develop the project as if you are employees of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation . As employees you have access to
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