Well, I'm here today because we've run the numbers, and the answer, shockingly, is that maybe we actually can. But not with business as usual. 我今天站着这儿，因为我们做过运算，发现这些目标确实能够实现。但是我们不能在走以前的老路。 with business as usual 一如往常
These goals and are the product of a massive consultation exercise. 这些目标是广泛协商的结果。
halt n. 停止，阻止，暂停 v. （使）停止；（使）终止 halt climate change
freedom of choice, freedom from discrimination, 注意介词
So to help us with this benchmarking, I'm gonna use a tool called the Social Progress Index. What this does is measures all the stuff the Global Goals are trying to achieve, but sums it up into a single number that we can use as our benchmark and track progress over time. The Social Progress Index basically asks three fundamental questions about a society. First of all, does everyone have the basic needs of survival: food, water, shelter, safety? Secondly, does everyone have the building blocks of a better life: education, information, health and a sustainable environment? And does everyone have the opportunity to improve their lives, through rights, freedom of choice, freedom from discrimination, and access to the world's most advanced knowledge?