We are launching the next topic in our focus series on the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). In April we will start publishing posts relating the goal of “life below water”, which is SDG number 14 on the UN list.
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The aim of this UN SDG is to: “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.” This could include topics such as reducing marine pollution, protecting and restoring ecosystems, reducing ocean acidification, and sustainable fishing.
The deadline for contributions is 16 April 2021.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 interlinked goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs were set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030.
The 17 SDGs are: (1) No Poverty, (2) Zero Hunger, (3) Good Health and Well-being, (4) Quality Education, (5) Gender Equality, (6) Clean Water and Sanitation, (7) Affordable and Clean Energy, (8) Decent Work and Economic Growth, (9) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, (10) Reducing Inequality, (11) Sustainable Cities and Communities, (12) Responsible Consumption and Production, (13) Climate Action, (14) Life Below Water, (15) Life On Land, (16) Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, (17) Partnerships for the Goals.
The world bank have created a series of interactive visualisations to display some key measures relating to each SDG. See the one for life below water here. Access the whole series here.
Good health and well-being