Sustainable Development Goals 2017: from promise to practice
A year on from the birth of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), governments have reaffirmed their commitment to them in various national plans and international agreements.
The original manifesto, containing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets that relate to them, was formulated “through one of the most open, transparent and inclusive consultative processes in history”, as described by David Nabarro (Special Adviser for Sustainable Development, United Nations).
The Sustainable Development Goals cover five fundamental pillars: society; environment; equality; economy; and politics. The need to combat climate change has been identified as an essential cross-cutting element of the Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts), being climate action recognized as a factor related to all the other goals.
The 2017 report “Sustainable Development Goals – from promise to practice” can be downloaded here.