Dimensions of Sustainable Development
The core notion of sustainable development is to meet the current needs without comprising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Simultaneous progress is required to be made in three interdependent dimensions, namely Environment, Society and Economy.
17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
In September 2015, the United Nation proposed 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development which address the global challenges we face, including issues related to poverty, inequality, climate, etc. Focusing on various aspects, the 17 SDGs serve as a blueprint of a more ideal and sustainable future for mankind. Each of these goals has specific targets to be accomplished by 2030.
The Role of Technology and Finance
Technology and finance play a major role in accelerating the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the coming years. More and more businesses and institutions are playing their parts in using technology to incorporate the SDGs into their development models.
Teams are strongly encouraged to apply the use of Technology and Finance when proposing your innovative idea.
Free Online Courses on Sustainable Development
As young people living in the 21st century, we are all obliged to embrace the notion of sustainable development as it is critical to our future well-being.
Just as Peter Thompson, president of UNGA, once put it, “Since today’s youth will be the inheritors of the success or failure of the Sustainable Development Goals, their ownership and commitment to the Goals will be critical to success”.
For more information about each of the SDGs, you may refer to online courses provided by the SDG Academy, which are all free for registration.