I believe in a future that is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable, a future that brings prosperity without detriment, and where future generations do not have to pay for the excesses of the past. I am starting this blog to raise awareness of the sustainability challenge and of the brilliant initiatives constantly cropping up in response. I would like to inspire everyone to learn more about sustainability and to contribute even the smallest effort to Sustain a Future!
In 2015, the United Nations identified 17 sustainable development goals in its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. I refer to the UN and this Agenda as it is the only truly global initiative relating to sustainability. The successful attainment of these goals would ensure a prosperous and, at the same time, environmentally and socially responsible future. A full list of the goals can be found here.
The Agenda signatories admit that its aims and scope are ambitious, but with the right efforts, it has the potential to positively transform our lives and planet.
Since the publication of the Agenda, fantastic efforts have been made at government, corporate and individual levels to work towards the identified goals and more broadly towards the overall goal of sustainability.
This blog will follow the progress of these goals and will seek out and highlight sustainability-related initiatives to identify our successes and where greater efforts need to be made.