Strategies to minimise the impact of climate change

The United Nations Sustainable Development Global Goals

The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals
The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations agreed a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals that are focussed on ending poverty around the world, protecting the planet and ensuring a new prosperity for everyone.

The ‘Global Goals’ include over 169 targets that ensure that all of the countries of the world work to protect the planet.

The range of the goals show that world leaders are agreed on the importance of making big changes to the world, as each of these goals are to be applied universally to all countries.

The goals are aimed at stimulating action across the world by 2030 to address the following areas:

  • People - to end poverty and hunger in all of its forms so that people are able to fulfil their true potential in dignity and equality
  • Planet - to protect the planet from degradation and to make sure that the world becomes increasingly sustainable by managing its natural resources carefully
  • Prosperity - to ensure that all people are able to lead prosperous lives in harmony with nature
  • Peace - to ensure that peaceful societies are free from fear and violence
  • Partnership - to mobilise the means and money to support this agenda