The Sustainable Development Goals: Global Setbacks
How was global progress on the goals pre-COVID? How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted this progress? The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic will be hard-hitting and long-lasting, according to The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020. The 2020 Report includes data on each of the 17 goals before the outbreak of the pandemic, and how the outbreak has irreversibly…
The Sustainable Development Goals: What Are They? Why Do They Matter?
What Are They? The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were established at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio in 2012. The aim of the conference was to produce a set of universal goals that would meet the urgent environmental, political, and socio-economic challenges facing our communities (UNDP, 2015). The Conference included 193 member…