The Global Goals
In September 2015, the UN member states decided upon 17 goals to achieve global sustainable development – the Sustainable Development Goals. The goals cover all three dimensions of sustainable development; the social, economic and environmental. The goals (which all countries, people, organizations and companies around the world are responsible for enforcing) aim to eliminate extreme poverty, reduce inequalities and solve the climate crisis. And this should be achieved by the year 2030!
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals focus on different areas that are described in more detail in the total of 169 sub-goals and the 230 indicators.
The work of Future Earth
Future Earth actively work with Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals are involved in the work in Sweden, Asia and Latin America. All the goals are interconnected and are equally important in the achievement of sustainable development in the world. For example, it is difficult to achieve goal 2 “No hunger”, without working with goal 12 “Sustainable consumption and production” which ensures food production. In one way or another, the work of Future Earth directly or indirectly affects all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, but some goals have grander role in the daily actives of Future Earth. Read more about them below or test what you know about Agenda 2030 in the quiz below.