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What are the SDGs?

This is a common acronym for those working in governance and public management, but one that not many people know about yet. The SDGs are the Sustainable Development Goals that were defined by the UN (United Nations) so that countries, companies and people could improve in every aspect.

Read on to find out what the goals are and why it's so important!

The main focuses of the SDGs

The SDGs were proposed in 2015 at a meeting of world leaders at 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 people in various ways. Find out what the main focuses of the 2030 Agenda were:

  • Social: human issues such as health, education, quality of life and justice.
  • Environmental: preservation of the environment, including the reversal of 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, in which 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 complete what these failed to achieve. They are integrated and indivisible, and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental."

See what the SDGs are:

01 - Eradicating poverty: ending poverty in all its forms, everywhere.

02 - Zero hunger and sustainable agriculture: ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition and promoting 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: building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and fostering 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:take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts (*).

14 - Life in the water: conservation and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

15 - Terrestrial life: protecting, restoring and promoting the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably managing forests, combating desertification, halting and reversing land degradation and halting biodiversity loss.

16 - Peace, justice and effective institutions: promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

17 - Partnerships and means of implementation: strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

Abundance Brazil: abundance and sustainable development

Our aim of generating abundance is in line with several of the sustainable development goals. To date, they are part of our focus of action:

  • 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 as citizens, including as a guide for initiatives that should 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.
Want to know how you can help? Visit our website to check out the details and recommend the Abundance Token to others! You can also check out the latest news on the ODS Brasil website to find out what's happening in Brazil.

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