KWR Kees Roest by KWR Kees Roest
06 November 2018

How to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

A group in Canada wrote the Generation SDG Blueprint. It is written in plain language and can serve as an introduction to the SDGs as well as an action plan for those already integrating the SDGs into their work. It takes the reader through four sections all of which are supported by case studies from Canada and around the world: • community ecosystems and planning • partnerships • accountability • financing and stimulating innovation...

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How do we catalyze the most impactful and coordinated actions to ensure effective implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Canada? This was the driving question behind WGSI’s Generation SDG Summit. At an Advisory Workshop (November 12-14, 2017) and the Generation SDG Summit (April 22-25, 2018), contributors explored what resources, planning strategies and accountability structures communities in Canada will need to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). WHY CANADA & THE SDGS? In 2015, the 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This set of 17 goals aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. While the predecessor of the SDGs, the Millennium Development Goals, were focused on improving lives and livelihoods in developing states, the SDGs are intended for everyone everywhere – including Canada. Canada, as a self-proclaimed global leader in climate change action, Indigenous reconciliation, sustainable development, human rights, social justice, racial tolerance, and freedom of speech and assembly — and a prosperous country with enviable economic and social stability — is as well positioned a nation as any in the world to approach the SDGs in a proactive fashion. At home, implementation of the goals can transform multiple aspects of Canadian society. Abroad,  Canada...

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