SDGs in Action (Taking Action)
The only way forward for the inhabitants of the earth is to face our reality by adopting and incorporating the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 Objectives of Sustainable Development. In September 2015, Agenda 2030 became a plan of action for people, planet, and prosperity supported by 193 global leaders. On 25 September 2015, the 193 countries of the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Development Agenda titled "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development". This agenda has 92 paragraphs. Paragraph 59 outlines the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the associated 169 targets and 232 indicators. In 2017 the SDGs were made actionable after being adopted by thousands of organizations and businesses.
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) News
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". The SDGs were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly (UN-GA) and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030. They are included in a UN-GA Resolution called the 2030 Agenda or what is colloquially known as Agenda 2030. The SDGs were developed in the Post-2015 Development Agenda as the future global development framework to succeed the Millennium Development Goals which ended in 2015.
The 17 SDGs are: (1) No Poverty, (2) Zero Hunger, (3) Good Health and Well-being, (4) Quality Education, (5) Gender Equality, (6) Clean Water and Sanitation, (7) Affordable and Clean Energy, (8) Decent Work and Economic Growth, (9) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, (10) Reducing Inequality, (11) Sustainable Cities and Communities, (12) Responsible Consumption and Production, (13) Climate Action, (14) Life Below Water, (15) Life On Land, (16) Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, (17) Partnerships for the Goals.
Though the goals are broad and interdependent, two years later (6 July 2017) the SDGs were made more "actionable" by a UN Resolution adopted by the General Assembly. The resolution identifies specific targets for each goal, along with indicators that are being used to measure progress toward each target. The year by which the target is meant to be achieved is usually between 2020 and 2030. For some of the targets, no end date is given.
To facilitate monitoring, a variety of tools exist to track and visualize progress towards the goals. All intention is to make data more available and easily understood. For example, the online publication SDG Tracker, launched in June 2018, presents available data across all indicators. The SDGs pay attention to multiple cross-cutting issues, like gender equity, education, and culture cut across all of the SDGs. There were serious impacts and implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on all 17 SDGs in the year 2020.
Accountability and Transparency For a Sustainable Way Forward
The Sustainable Development Goals are a concept of the United Nations to create a better world through partnerships in international cooperation to address 17 attainable goals in the greater civil society. Globcal International was engaged as one of the authors of the GOALS in 2015, we implicitly adopted the SDGs and have dedicated ourselves to help reach some of these goals through the development of initiatives, projects and partnerships for Indigenous communities and marginalized peoples through sustainable fair-trade, agroforestry, direct commerce, carbon finance and ecotourism.
Protecting Indigeneity and Native Territories
Through the protection of the natural areas, Indigenous peoples that occupy them can eliminate illegal and unsustainable activity with the support of the international community. Where government overseen programs all fall short and never deliver funding, the Indigenous peoples of the Amazon can now do business offshore from the international theater through the establishment of their own foundations to implement blockchain forest monitoring activities and better deliver integral ecosystem services.
Globcal International is working on an exclusive partnership with the Indigenous Piaroa People to create an economy based on the ecosystem services produced by them in their forests. According to estimates they have a total production potential in carbon sequestration in the millions of dollars, which would permit them to maintain their lifestyle of their ancestors. Not all projects are the same, especially Indigenous ones because they require the expert avoidance of human rights issues and ideals involving cooperatives more than corporations, this is where Globcal became instrumental in the development by bringing the solutions with a cooperative ethic.