It has been 3 years since the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were launched. This anniversary is both a celebration and a gentle global reminder for committed cross-sector, multi-stakeholder action.
Global Ambitions: 17 Goals
Since 2015, the larger global ambition has been to slow down climate change, end poverty, and tackle inequalities within and between countries. The specifics laid out in the 17 global goals have created an agenda for discussion and a road plan for action. Thus, climate change call for action is both it’s own goal (SDG 13: Climate Action), and represented in a number of other goals (SDG 11 Sustainable Cities; SDG 14 Life Below Water, SDG 15 Life on Land).…
What is the purpose of SDG 3?
The purpose of SDG 3 is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all. Since the creation of MDG (millenium development goals) in 2000, there have been big achievements in reducing child mortality and address diseases such as HIV, malaria or tuberculosis. Since the introduction of MDG, the number of people with HIV was decreased from 3.1 to 2 million and more than 6.2 million people were saved from malaria. Despite this great numbers, HIV is still the main cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa because the infected people do not have access to the therapy.…
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
Strong Institutions: A Measure of Good Governance
Good governance relates to consistent management of an organization or country. It provides for proper oversight and accountability regarding budgets, power-sharing, and transfer of leadership.
Since year 2000, the international community has talked about two goals on the topic of governance. The first one is the quality of institutions with references to democratic values. The second one is peace and security. Today, we understand and accept these two goals to be one under SDG 16.…
Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Why Focus on Cities
In the last 30 years, cities have been growing at a fast pace in both developed and developing countries. People from less developed, rural parts of the country move into cities to benefit from jobs, housing, and services. Cities are attractive; because they are innovative centers for learning, idea exchange, and technology advancement.
There is, however, a darker side to city life. Urban centers both contribute to and suffer from climate change. In fact, social and environmental challenges reinforce each other in the urban space.
Carbon Footprint of Cities
Industries concentrated close to cities, pollute surrounding areas.…
What is the purpose of SDG 5?
The purpose of SDG 5 is to end all forms of discrimination against women and girls. Moreover, this goal aims to provide empowerment and bring a better gender perspective to build the sustainable one we all strive to have.
Reasons to work with SDG 5:
Gender inequality is a worldwide issue, where women and girls are deprived of their basic rights and opportunities. Domestic violence, sexual assault, and gender-based discrimination still prevail globally, hindering equal opportunity and security.
This goal aims to empower women and girls while securing freedom from discrimination and violence.
How is 2030 Builders addressing SDG 5:
Equality and empowerment include freedom from discrimination and violence.…
Is linking core business to sustainable development goals good for sustainability communication only ?
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have established a powerful framework encouraging multi-sector, multi-player collaboration beyond national borders. The main idea behind the SDGs is to find diverse solutions to complex problems with local and global partners.
In this regard, businesses have a powerful role to play: their operations interact and influence states, organizations, and individuals–all the actors in the international system that can make a difference in SDG implementation.
Not all businesses understand, however, the role they play in society. Social impact is difficult, but necessary to demonstrate as a business, to compete with others in the same industry.…