On 25th September 2015, 193 countries of the United Nations’ General Assembly adopted the 2030 Development Agenda – “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. Amongst the 91 paragraphs in this Agenda, 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 assosciated targets were defined.
The 17 SDGs replaced the 8 Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) that were set up in 2000, to be achieved by 2015, and focused on human capital, infrastructure and human rights. The new SDGs define more broadly what we need to focusing our efforts and resources on in order to prolong the habitable future of our green and blue sphere. They are a major improvement on the MDGs, even just as targets, putting aside the achievement of them for now.
FutureSphere is dedicated to raising awareness and supporting the individuals and businesses who actively push us closer to achieving any of these 17 SDGs, particularly given that a recent report from the UN states we are off track for their acheivement in 2030.
If you hadn’t heard of these 17 SDGs before, and even if you have, check out the links below and learn more about the movement that must be successful if we have any hope of leaving a habitable FutureSphere for our descendants.
We can sit and wait for the world to inevitably burn or we can support the few, who fight the fire against all odds, to become the many.
SDG Dashboard – awesome and insightful metrics on each of the goals and targets
First Global Sustainable Development Report prepared by the Independent Group of Scientists appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General
SDG progress ‘in danger’ of going backwards without change in direction, new UN report reveals
UN’s Youtube Video on SDGs – “Do you know all 17 SDGs?”