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Course-0 Sustainable Development Goals:2030
The Sustainable Development Goals are a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs, set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and intended to be achieved by the year 2030, are part of UN Resolution 70/1, the 2030 Agenda.
After completing the course
The learner will have a good understanding of SDG2030 objectives and need for all the individuals living on this planet to contribute, irrespective of the country, religion, caste, creed and belief.
Welcome to Lesson on SDG2030. In this lesson, you will learn:
1. 17 SDGs and their objectives
2. Takeaways & Solutions
3. Course of action
4. WDF University’s contribution and efforts
5. WDF Research papers on Solutions
Prof. Dr. H. O. Srivastava
The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world:
Lesson 1 : 17 SDGs and their objectives- Problems & Solutions
Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
Currently people living on less than $1.25 a day are treated as poor and vulnerable. The goal is to enable them to cross the current poverty line.
Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
End all forms of malnutrition
Double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers, in particular women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers.
Ensure sustainable food production systems.
Increase investment, including through enhanced international cooperation.
Adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets.
Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
Reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births
End preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age
End the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases.
Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education.
Ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university.
Increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.
Eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations.
Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.
Give women equal rights to economic resources.
Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women.
Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights.
Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Access to safe and affordable drinking water, sanitation and hygiene for all.
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Promote investment in energy infrastructure to provide affordable energy.
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Higher levels of economic productivity using tools and technology.
Decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation.
Reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training.
Trade-Related Technical Assistance.
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Infrastructure to support economic development and human well-being.
Small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries.
Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities.
Increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries.
Reduce inequality within and among countries
Income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population.
Ensure enhanced representation and voice for developing countries in decision-making i.
Empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.
wage and social protection policies.
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums.
Safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage.
By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements.
Support least developed countries.
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Sustainable consumption and production.
Efficient use of natural resources.
Environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes.
Restructuring taxation and phasing out those harmful subsidies, .
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Reduce climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.
Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.
Raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries .
Mobilizing jointly $100 billion annually by 2020 from all sources to address the needs of developing countries i.
Conserve and sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Reduce marine pollution of all kinds.
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices.
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas.
Enhance the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources .
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements.
By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally.
Ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity.
Mobilize and significantly increase financial resources from all sources to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems.
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence.
Reduce corruption and bribery.
Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels.
Provide legal identity for all, including birth registration.
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources.
Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms.
Enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries.
Lesson 2 : Takeaways and Solutions
Lesson 3 : Course of action
It would be seen that so far the work on SDG2030 goals have remained unfulfilled.
The poverty has increased;
Climate has deteriorated;
Most of the targets fixed for 2020 have not been achieved “
“From the analysis in Lesson-2, it can be seen that the solutions can be divided in two parts:
Those which need public participation with the help various agencies. These involve education and skill development, agriculture using modern methods etc.;
Those which need Government’s interaction such as Infrastructure building and policy changes.”
Lesson 4 : WDF University’s contribution and efforts