This article is written by Abhishek Yadav, Maharaja Agrasen Institute of Management Studies, Rohini
This 2030 sustainable development agenda is just the goals which need to be fulfilled before the date and these goals are in the favour of the peace and prosperity for the people and for this planet.
According to sustainable development commission “sustainable development is the development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to satisfy their own needs”.1
Development is the necessity of this point of time and sustainable development is just about to find better ways of doing things both for the present and future generations. The way we are doing things and living now we might need to change this way for the better present and future. But this doesn’t mean that the quality of people’s life will be reduced. And this sustainable development does not only about the environment or simply target environmental issues but every other natural resource like ensuring healthy, strong and just society. This means every need of all people in present moreover as for those in who is in future, promoting social cohesion, personal well being and inclusion and creating equal opportunity.
Is sustainable development only focuses on the future?
No, sustainable development does not only focuses on future but sustainable development is something to find a way to utilize the resources in present but not compromising the needs of future generations.
A sustainable development way can change and produce many benefits briefly term and in the future period, for example:
Transport and health: rather than buying your own car and driving, switching to walking and cycling or using the general public transport for the short journey will save your money, improve the health and make the environment healthy.
Environment-friendly House’s: not just building the homes which will harm the environment but to make the house visible of the environment so that can not harm this or longer-term generations.
Stick with the environmental limits is our one in all central principals of sustainable development and not following the identical will cause global climate change.2
17 sustainable development goals
The 17 SDGs with there 169 target’s from the core of 2030 agenda. They balance the social, economic and ecological dimensions of sustainable development and that they fight against the poverty, and sustainable development on the identical agenda for the primary time.
Overview of the 17 sustainable development agenda’s
End poverty all told its forms from everywhere
Achieve food security, end hunger and promote sustainable agriculture.
Ensure healthy lives and promote well – being for all in any respect ages.
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunity for all
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic process, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Make cities and human settlement inclusive, safe resilient and sustainable.
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Take urgent action to combat global climate change and it’s impacts
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development
Protect, promote and restore sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage Forest’s combat desertification, and halt and reserve land
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the worldwide partnership for sustainable development.3
A decade of actions
Only ten years left to achieve the set sustainable development goals so, for that world leaders at the sustainable development summit in 2019 needed for a decade of actions and delivery of the goals of sustainable development, and pledge to boost national implementation, mobilize financing and strengthen institutions to realize the goals by 2030, and leaving nobody behind.
The UN Secretary-General divided this decade of action in three levels global action, local action, and people action.
These are basically those goals which can bring peace and prosperity for the people of the planet and There are those goals as well which is basically for saving the planet for the coming to a generation so that they do not face any difficulty in there life because of the extreme misuse of the natural resources and other issue’s that pollutes the planet. And there are a variety of tools exist to check and visualize progress towards the goals.
- Global action just to secure the greater leadership, smarter solution and more resources for sustainable development agenda.
- Local action is for embedding the needed transitions in policies, institution’s, budgets and regulatory frameworks of the presidency.
- People action is simply to include the youth, the media, civil society, unions, private sector and stakeholders, just to get the unstoppable movement that needs for the transformation.4
The agenda of sustainable development 2030 is adopted by all the United Nation’s member states in the year 2015 and the agenda provides a blueprint for prosperity and peace for the people and for this planet, for now, and into the future. And this sustainable development agenda basically has 17 goals which are an urgent call for action by all the countries whether it is developed or developing countries. All the 17 goals have a list of which are measured by indicators.5
The agenda is very clear that using the resources in a way that can help the present generation but without going to affect the coming generation. And in this 2030 sustainable development agenda, it’s not only about the resources but it is about the other aspect’s as well there are basically 17 goals which need to be fulfilled before 2030 it included goals like zero hunger, no poverty, gender equality, quality education, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, reducing inequality, climate action’s, life below water, life on land etc.