Sustainable Development Goals

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At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, more than 150 world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  These goals aim to end poverty, hunger and inequality, take action on climate change and the environment, improve access to health and education, build strong institutions and partnerships, and more.

Where in the world?

Achieving the SDGs and the Paris Agreement Articles

World map, showing which countries are engaged with the Partnership for Action on Green Economy
Jiangsu Province, China Mongolia Kyrgyz Republic Mauritius South Africa Uruguay Ghana Burkina Faso Senegal Guyana Barbados Mato Grosso State, Brazil Peru

How PAGE is meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

PAGE is aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in many ways, especially with SDGs that relate to the economy, jobs, the environment and climate change, and partnerships. This alignment with the global sustainability agenda and the contribution it can make towards advancing countries’ sustainability ambitions was recognized in the run-up to the UN Summit on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development  

Investing in all forms of capital

Achieving the SDGs requires significant investments in social capital, natural capital, and financial capital.

PAGE helps deliver on the SDGs by:

  • catalysing additional investment
  • creating a shift in existing investment towards these forms of capital through the reform of macroeconomic policies.

An initial review of the SDGs and their targets shows that most of them can be advanced through an IGE approach.

IGE is an effective tool for achieving sustainable development and poverty eradication. In a green economy, growth in income and employment are driven by policies and investments that prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services which is included in the 2030 Agenda.