Sustainable development

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all".  The SDGs, set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and intended to be achieved by the year 2030, are part of UN Resolution 70/1, the 2030 Agenda.

The Sustainable Development Goals are:

  1. No Poverty
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Good Health and Well-being
  4. Quality Education
  5. Gender Equality
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  10. Reducing Inequality
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  13. Climate Action
  14. Life Below Water
  15. Life On Land
  16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
  17. Partnerships for the Goals

For details of the goals and historical background see

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_Development_Goals

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September 2020

From the Learning for Sustainability  September bulletin

Ten top sustainable innovations for 2020

From thin air to algae, from urine to jewellery, the sustainability sector is a hub for technological advances. The Energy Saving Trust looks at 10 innovations that may - or may not - change the way we interact with our world in the face of climate change.

Check out the list

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July 2020    Scottish Government publication

Review of Scotland's  progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals


Background, introduction and report.  The report is a downloadable 245 page PDF.

Comment from Learning for Sustainability Scotland, Scotland's United Nations Recognised Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development.

 

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