Sustainable Development Goals
We all know what is sustainable development but how many of us follow the ways to live a sustainable life? Here we have come up with a blog that will help you to know about sustainable development and how you can contribute to it?
What is Sustainable development?
Sustainably utilizing resources prevents the resources from exhausting. It entails carrying out development without endangering or harming the environment. It is a development that aims to meet the requirements of the present without sacrificing the needs and potential of future generations.
Why it is important?
Sustainability enhances our quality of life while safeguarding our ecology and natural resources for future generations. In the business world, a company's comprehensive approach to sustainability is tied to everything from manufacturing to logistics to customer service. Opting for green and sustainable development is not just good for business but also enhances the long-term benefits by keeping the environment in check.
If we see the world today, there are a lot of things happening around us that negatively impact the world. The way we are using resources, soon if we didn’t take any strong action then it is going to impact the environment adversely. That’s why to keep sustainable development on track, every year UN brings out sustainable development goals. Today, we are going to discuss a few of the goals in brief.
Climate action: UN states that we should take urgent action so that we can combat climate change and its impacts before it gets too late for us.
- Partnership for goals
In this goal, the UN aims to strengthen the means of implementation and brace the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.
- Sustainable cities
Every city has its uniqueness and the UN encourages countries to take steps to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable
- Responsible consumption and production
Today we keep on consuming and organizations are producing, which leads us towards wastage of resources, that’s why the US has focused on Responsible consumption and production, to ensure & promote sustainable consumption and production among people
- Life on land
Today forests are cut at a fast pace, the land is polluted, and many species are getting endangered, to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems to promote a sustainable life on land.
- Life below water
Ever thought while throwing plastic in the water that how it is going to affect the life below the water, that plastic chokes the marine life. So, the UN aims to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for the promotion of sustainable development
- Clean water and sanitation
Drinking clean water is everybody’s right and that is what the US wants to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
How can we contribute to these Sustainable US Goals?
- Recycling waste: When you recycle waste, you ensure that many resources are being stopped from getting wasted, as now they are being efficiently utilized.
- Keep a watch: How we are using water, how we are throwing waste & our attitude towards nature etc. affects the environment. So, we need to keep a watch on how we can align our behavior according to things that leads to sustainable development.
- Take Initiative: we can take initiatives concerning various things, such as participation in cleaning drives, drives for the betterment of the environment, etc. When we take part in such activities we encourage others to become a part of sustainable development.
Goals can be “Just Goals” if we don’t follow or complete them. Sustainable development is something that we all must keep in mind because it’s our action that is going to define the future of our country. So, that’s why you need to focus on laying down a foundation that passes on to the other generation as a legacy.