Have you heard about the SDG:s, the Sustainable Development Goals ?
Weather or not, it is time to make yourself more familiar with them. There are 169 sustainability-related targets grouped into 17 major categories. It is about our future.
The global agreement was signed at the UN September 25, 2015.
Last Thursday, I did an interview with Alan AtKisson, Scientist, consultant and musicians about the SDG:s (and his music video, but that will be another blog post). Here you can listen to a hopeful, committed and constructive person with knowledge of the negotiations that led to goals.
Want to know more about Alans work and the result of his co-operation with other organisations to help society transform to sustainability? Check out their website 17goals.org.
Here are the Sustainable Development Goals:
Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
The details and a lot more about the SDG:s is to be found at the UN website for the SDG.