Sunday, January 20, 2019
In 2015, the United Nations (UN) adopted The 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, offering an opportunity to countries and their societies of embarking on a new path with which to improve the lives of all, without leaving anyone behind. The Agenda has 17 Sustainable Development Goals, ranging from the elimination of poverty and equality for all to the fight against climate change, from education to access to energy and water, from the defense of the environment to the design of our cities, from the development of infrastructures to the guidelines for consumption. [Jpic Noticias del Blog de Juan Pablo – Vol. 7 - N 1]

An ambitious and quite "neutral" project, that is, without too many ideological connotations and, moreover, universal, i.e. applicable to all countries, including to so called "developed" ones.

In order to realize the 17 objectives, from 2016 through 2030, 169 aims have been established and, the whole, introduced by a political declaration. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals replace the 8 Millennium Development Goals in force since 2000 (ODS). A page of the UN website shows what these objectives are and the efforts that the UN and its partners are carrying out to build a better world: 17 objectives to transform our world.

On this page is found the initiative SDG Medias compact that helps us to "lead by example" when we talk about the Sustainable Development Goals. This campaign guides us and encourages us to live in a more sustainable way at work and at home, changing our consumption patterns, using more active means of transportation, and buying local foods. Everyone is invited to participate. Each small contribution helps, such as talking with our family, friends and the people in our community about the actions that we can all carry out on a day-to-day basis.

It is easy to be part of this change. And to make it even easier and have the greatest possible impact, the UN has prepared a set of tools that can be used in work, school or university, so as to  best organize any initiative. They can be for instance a recycling project, a day of riding by bicycle to work, or something that affects the community, such as teaching children how important it is to take action to combat climate change.

A good way to start being part of the change is to consult The lazy person's Guide to save theworld that helps you live sustainably every day! You can also check the Student resources to transform the world where activities are presented for each of the 17 SDGs. This blog, each month and in this section will present one by one these 17 ODS.
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