Are such terms as Sustainable Development, The 2030 Agenda and 17 SD Goals still new for you?
Nowadays, our society is facing various challenges which require long-term effective, integrated, positive and green Thinking and Acting. The essential question which emerges is about sustainability.
Sustainable Development concept appeared in 1980’s to connect conservation and development objectives. Since that time, it has evoked lots of discussions.
The most widely used definition of Sustainable Development is the definition of the Brundtland report, which says:
“Sustainable Development is a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
The aim of SD is to balance our economic, environmental and social needs.
In 2015 first actions were taken by the United Nations General Assembly. In September, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was formally adopted by presenting a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals are being implemented and achieved in every country from the year 2016 to 2030.
Basically, the 2030 Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity.
Let’s go through 17 Sustainable Development Goals:
- Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
- Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
- Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
- Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning
- Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
- Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
- Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
- Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
- Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
- Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
- Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
- Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
- Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
- Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
- Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
- Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
- Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
As SDGs are already in process of achieving, the question of using IT as a Sustainable Development tool arises. In order to meet the goals, innovative technologies should be implemented.
To find out more about how Software and Sustainable Development can be combined and what Roll’n’Code team has already done for it, read in our next SD article.
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