Sustainable Development Goals
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was agreed by 193 Member States at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in New York in September 2015, including Australia. It set out 17 clear goals to reach by 2030. The goals apply equally to Australia and Australians as they do internationally.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are the United Nation’s blueprint for a more sustainable future for all. Their adoption put environmental degradation, sustainability, climate change and water security under the international spotlight. The global goals aim to leave no one behind and are vital to achieving a vision for a thriving economy that works for people and the planet.
The UN Environment’s sixth Global Environment Outlook (2019) calls on global decision makers to take immediate action to address critical environmental issues and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as well as other Internationally Agreed Environment Goals, such as the Paris Agreement.
The SDGs aim to shape the action taken by governments and influence the expectations of consumers, communities, and society at large.
Global Guiding Framework
Over recent years, Geelong Sustainability has been steadily building its reputation based on the consistent delivery of strong project outcomes and professional events. We have exhibited innovative leadership activating sustainability initiatives and engaging community in the Greater Geelong, Barwon and G21 region.
Our actions aim to support implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which are recognised and applied globally by communities, businesses and governments as the shared framework for integration and coordination of sustainability initiatives. In this context, Geelong Sustainability has a particular focus on the following SDGs:
Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy
Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
We aim to auspice individuals, groups or organisations where mutually beneficial goals and outcomes can be achieved. In this way we can expand our influence and embrace initiatives aligned to the United Nations SDGs - creating more impact together than working alone.