6 Mega-Trends That Could Alter The Course Of Sustainable Development

6 Mega-trends That Could Alter The Course Of Sustainable Development.

The 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals for transforming the world by 2030 are:

  • 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 equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all;
  • Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls;
  • Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all;
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all;
  • Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all;
  • Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation;
  • Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries;
  • Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements 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 for sustainable development;
  • Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss;
  • Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels; and
  • Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development.

Note: * Acknowledging that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the primary international, intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change.

This article lists 6 mega-trends that may derail progress on the SDGs.

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