EcoPlanet Bamboo and the UN SDGs
28th August 2015
The United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 will see a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) come into affect. Although the final goals will depend upon ratification from member countries, the published list of 17 are a good indication of the goals and associated targets that will be used to frame member countrys' policies and agendas through 2030.
EcoPlanet Bamboo is ahead of the curve. Of the 17 SDGs, our operations directly or indirectly address 16 (with the exception of SDG 14 which is focused on marine environments). Our plantations, which are located in some of the poorest parts of the planet have been developed around a framework of environmental protection and restoration, combined with social equalty, provision of dignified livelihoods and the subsequent empowerment of individuals, leading to the sustainable economic growth of communities. Our processing facilities focus on innovation, the provision of clean and renewable energy, and industrialization that restores the planet through provision of a truly sustainable fiber, rather than destroying the planet.
1. NO POVERTY: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
2. NO HUNGER: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
3. GOOD HEALTH: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
4. QUALITY EDUCATION: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
5. GENDER EQUALITY: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
6. CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
7. MODERN ENERGY: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
8. GOOD JOBS AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
9. INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
10. REDUCED INEQUALITIES: Reduce inequality within and among countries.
11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
12. RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
13. CLIMATE ACTION: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
14. LIFE BELOW WATER: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
15. LIFE ON LAND: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
16. PEACE AND JUSTICE: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
17. PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
The SDGs follow, and expand on, the millennium development goals (MDGs), which were agreed by governments in 2000, and are due to expire at the end of this year.
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