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SDG 14: Life Below Water

WHAT: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. WHY: Our oceans absorb 30 percent of manmade carbon dioxide. The added greenhouse gasses to the oceans leads to acidification, which results in habitat change for marine life and for extensive coral bleaching. As well, the carbon dioxide absorbed by the…
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SDG 1: No Poverty

WHAT Eradicating poverty in all its forms. WHY According to the UNPD, eradicating poverty in all its forms remains one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Across the globe, more than 800 million people are still living on less than US$1.25 a day. For many, lacking food, clean drinking water, and sanitation, is a part…
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SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

WHAT To achieve full and productive employment, and decent work, for all women and men by 2030. WHY The growth rate for employment is slowing, with widening inequalities and not enough jobs to keep up with a growing labor force. In 2015 more than 204 million people were unemployed. Furthermore, as of 2017, there were…
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The Global Goals: 3 years on in Sustainable Thought and Action

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.…
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SDG 3 : Good Health and Well-being

SDG3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all The Concept of Good Health The World Health Organization defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Today, there is increasing evidence that many factors influence a person’s mental and physical health. Thus, financial risk protection and…
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SDG 16 : Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

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…
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SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

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…
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SDG 5 : Gender equality

WHAT Ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls WHY 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…
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SDGs Know-How

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…
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