- 3th March 2021
- Mumbai, India
- Waste | Energy | Climate Change
Written By: Harsh Gupta
Back in 2015, 195 countries agreed with the United Nations to change the world for the betterment of humanity. This will be accomplished by bringing their respective governments, businesses, media, institutes of higher education and local NGOs to improve the lives of the people in their country by the year 2030. Common goals that were meant to be met included: Eliminate Poverty, Erase Hunger, Establish Good Health and Well-being, Provide Quality Education, Enforce Gender Equality, Improve Clean Water and Sanitation, Grow Affordable and Clean Energy, Create Jobs and help economic growth, Increase Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Reduce Inequality, Mobilize Sustainable Cities and Communities, Influence Responsible Consumption and Production, Take strict Climate Action, Introduce Life below water, Advance life on land, Guarantee peace, Justice and Strong institutions, Build partnership for the goals.
Unlike previous development agendas that put an emphasis on economic growth, the SDGs are a universal framework that contains many potentially diverging policy goals in the economic, social, and environmental sphere, while some goals are thought to be mutually supportive. The goals decided in the UN meeting covers all the major sections of the society who can help in the growth of the world in a sustainable manner. Eliminating poverty is one of the most important and difficult goals set. To reduce poverty, governments have to come up with employment opportunities which will automatically result in economic and infrastructure growth.
We as citizens of the world and governments, have to ensure that we try to bring about this change in a Sustainable manner. Children across the world should be enrolled in quality education institutes, to provide them with the skill to shape the future. Education should be provided to all irrespective of race or gender. This will provide everyone with equal opportunities in shaping the future. Governments have to provide clean drinking water and maintain a certain level of sanitation to avoid the spread of diseases.They have to create employment and growth so people can increase their standards of living.
New technologies will help industries increase production at a lower risk of polluting the environment. We have to work hard to reduce inequality so that everyone feels a sense of belongingness and plays their part in shaping the future. We have to consume and produce goods responsibly by keeping aspects such as environment and economic growth in mind.
We have to take care of the environment while we grow our economies. We have to reduce emission of greenhouse gases, we have to take care of life below water and end harm to life on land. In this spree of development, planting more trees should be our priority as they will keep our air clean. We have to maintain peace and provide justice through non-biased institutions, so everyone feels safe and secure. And lastly, we have to build partnerships and work together to achieve our goals.
Source: News Agencies
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