Climate-ABC: Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations has set itself 17 goals for sustainable development by 2030. These goals are called Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs were adopted by 193 heads of state and government at a summit in New York in 2015. The goals encompass the three dimensions of sustainability: social, environmental and economic.

The goals can be summarized with the following points:

  • End poverty and hunger and fight inequalities.
  • Strengthen people’s self-determination, ensure gender equality and a good and healthy life for all
  • Promote prosperity for all and make lifestyles sustainable worldwide
  • Respect the Earth’s ecological limits: Combat climate change, conserve and sustainably use natural resources
  • Protecting human rights – ensuring peace, good governance and access to justice
  • Build a global partnership

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