Sustainable development is a way of economic development that minimizes environmental problems. It is a broad term that covers many different issues, from the preservation of natural resources to the reduction of pollution. The United Nations aims to achieve sustainable development by 2030.
The Sustainable Development Goals were developed by the UN to meet the needs of the world’s most vulnerable people. They aim to end poverty, protect the environment, and ensure prosperity for all.
To achieve these goals, the UN created a set of 17 targets, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a continuation of the eight Millennium Development Goals.
These targets include achieving peace, combating climate change, and ensuring full and productive employment. They also address gender equality and quality education.
Despite the importance of the 2030 Agenda, it will be difficult to achieve these goals without the participation of the private sector. There are several opportunities for businesses and individuals to contribute to progress.
For instance, the Global “SDG Index and Dashboards Report” analyzes the progress of the SDGs and how countries are doing on them. This report, co-produced by Bertelsmann Stiftung and SDSN, tracks the performance of countries on all 17 SDGs.
The global population is increasing and causing overuse of resources. More than nine percent of the world’s workers earn less than $1.90 per person a day, while other areas are more beneficial. This shows that we need more venues to grow goal-oriented actions.