Sustainable Development Goals
In the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, more than 150 Countries world leaders adopted the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The new 17 global Sustainable Development Goals and its 169 associated targets, which follow and expand on the millennium development goals (MDGs), from January 2016 is a big leap from the eight global development goals and 18 associated targets of MDGs. SDGs demonstrate the scale and ambition of this universal development Agenda.
CGR is aiming to promote Sustainable Development Goals and has been developing an agenda, through consultations, that gels with Indian scenario of administrative, ecology and sociological contexts. We feel that awareness on SDGs has to increase, even while involving various stakeholders in owning up activities that contribute to the realization of SDGs.
What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.
The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations. They provide clear guidelines and targets for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large. The SDGs are an inclusive agenda. They tackle the root causes of poverty and unite us together to make a positive change for both people and planet. “Poverty eradication is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda, and so is the commitment to leave no-one behind,” UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner said. “The Agenda offers a unique opportunity to put the whole world on a more prosperous and sustainable development path. In many ways, it reflects what UNDP was created for.”