Back in 2015 the 193 member states of the United Nations agreed on 17 Global Goals to be achieved by 2030. They are also called the Sustainable Development Goals, or ‘SDGs’. At the time UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon introduced the goals with a powerful call to action.
If you have read the first article in this series you know that there are 17 SDG’s or Global Goals. They are high level, overarching goals for humanity to achieve by 2030 if we are to ensure our survival.
Once the 17 goals and 169 specific targets were agreed in 2015 work began to identify the indicators needed for us to measure progress, both nationally and worldwide. The list was finally agreed in 2017.
Christiana Figueres visited Oxford recently to deliver a lecture in the beautiful old Sheldonian Theatre. She came at the invitation of the Oxford Martin School of the University of Oxford who are running a series of events around the topic of 'Planetary Health'.