Category: Sustainable development goals

UPCYCLING – A key component in future economic development?

2018 has been a year flooded with disastrous news on climate change and environmentaldegradation. As we approach the 24th global IPCC meeting arranged in Katowice, Poland, in december of 2018, a major challenge is finding ways to implement a new economic system that aligns with the environmental targets agreed on during the Paris Agreement in…
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LIFE ON BIKE: SUSTAINABILITY GOALS IN SMALL BUSINESS

How do you put the SDGs into action as a small enterprise? Written by guest blogger Tina Baltzer, owner of Lifesparkz Bike Tours. She is also the owner of Lifesparkz Consult – sustainable business, that focuses on UN’s 17 SDGs. When the UN launched the 17 Sustainable Development Goals back in 2015, it seemed to…
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Your words matter – how big organizations accidentally hinder sustainable change

Yesterday while scrolling through my LinkedIn feed, I came across the following article  from the World Economic Forum about SDG communication. 90% of plastic polluting our oceans comes from just 10 rivers Written by guest blogger Mona Jensen. Mona is a content- and copywriter specialized in behavioral change. She works with companies that promote sustainability…
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SDG 4: Quality education

What is the purpose of SDG 4 This SDG 4 ensures that all girls and boys complete free primary and secondary schooling by 2030. Reasons to work with SDG 4 Achieving quality education is believed to be one of the most powerful and proven vehicles for sustainable development. In Western Asia and North Africa, the…
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SDG 2: Zero Hunger

What is the purpose of SDG 2 SDG 2’s purpose is to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030. Reason for working with SDG 2 As of 2014, 795 million people were estimated to be chronically undernourished. Often this is a direct consequence of environmental degradation, drought, and loss of biodiversity. How are…
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SDG 13: Climate Action

What is the purpose of SDG 13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. Reasons for working with SDG 13 Global warming continues to break annual records, with the strongest storms, hottest year, longest drought and more. The arctic ice is melting at an alarming rate, and the global average sea level…
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities

What is the purpose of SDG 10 ? The goal of SDG 10 is to reduce inequality within and among countries. Reasons to work with SDG 10 As global income inequality continues to rise, there is no naturally occurring end in sight. The wealthiest 10 percent of the global population are earning up to 40…
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SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production

What is the purpose of SDG 12? Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. Reasons to work with SDG 12 We are currently exceeding our global resource capacity at an alarming rate. Earth overshoot day comes earlier each year, and predictions follow this pattern as more and more people move from poverty into the middle class.…
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SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

WHAT: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. WHY: Without a global commitment to the sustainable development goals, they serve as little more than good intentions. The will and cooperation of the United Nations is the backbone that can drive global change. This also means ensuring fair and continued…
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SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation

WHAT: Ensuring universal access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030. WHY: More than 40 percent of people around the world are currently affected by water scarcity – a number which will only grow as a result of climate change. HOW: Investing in infrastructure and sanitation facilities is crucial for obtaining this…
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