This is a common acronym for those who work with governance and public management, but it is still not known by many people. SDGs are the Sustainable Development Goals that were defined by the UN (United Nations) so that countries, companies and people could improve in each and every aspect.
Read on to find out what the goals are and why this is such an important subject!
The main focus of the SDGs
The proposal of the SDGs emerged in 2015 at a meeting of world leaders at the UN headquarters (in New York, USA). The idea was to put together a sustainable development plan for the next 15 years, in an attempt to improve the reality of the world and of people in several ways. Learn what were the main focuses of the 2030 Agenda:
- Social: human issues such as health, education, quality of life and justice.
- Environmental: preservation of the environment, including reversing deforestation, protection of forests and biodiversity, combating desertification, use of marine resources and measures against climate change.
- Economic: raising awareness about the use and depletion of natural resources, waste production, energy consumption, among other issues.
- Institutional: capacity to put the SDGs into practice.
Coincidence or not, a strong trend was already appearing in these discussions, which is ESG. Building a more sustainable future is directly related to environmental, social and governance priorities. This is an interconnected path, where one reinforces the other and the destination is a better future for all.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals
In all, 17 goals and 169 targets were defined. According to the final document signed by the representatives "They build on the legacy of the Millennium Development Goals and will conclude what the latter could not achieve. They are integrated and indivisible, and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental".
See what the SDGs are:
01 - Eradication of poverty: end poverty in all its forms, everywhere.
02 - Zero Hunger and Sustainable Agriculture: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
03 - Health and well-being: ensuring a healthy life and promoting well-being for all at all ages.
04 - Quality education: ensuring inclusive, equitable and quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.
05 - Gender equality: achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.
06 - Clean water and sanitation: ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
07 - Clean and affordable energy: ensuring access to cheap, reliable, sustainable and renewable energy for all.
08 - Decent work and economic growth promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
09 - Infrastructure innovation: build resilientinfrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation.
10 - Reducing inequalities: reducing inequalities within and between countries.
11 - Sustainable cities and communities: making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
12 - Responsible consumption and production: ensuring sustainable production and consumption patterns.
13 - Action against global climate change:taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts (*)
14 - Life in water: conservation and sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
15 - Terrestrial life: protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
16 - Peace, justice and effective 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.
17 - Partnerships and means of implementation: strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development.
Abundance Brazil: abundance and sustainable development
Our aim to create abundance is in line with several of the sustainable development goals. To date, these are part of our focus:
- the promotion of decent work and economic growth (8);
- responsible consumption and production (12);
- action against global climate change (13);
- the protection, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems (15).
However, all the others are within our spectrum as a company and citizens, including as a guide for initiatives that may emerge soon. For now, we have the Abundance Token as the main solution to help in the movement to transform the world into a more sustainable environment, with quality of life and prosperity.
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