Our SDG Commitment
GoNatuur is proud to announce that we are commited to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. We aim and commit to work with partners and give back to the community through to 2030. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millenium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.
SDG #1 – Prioritizing the health needs of the poors Even though extreme poverty has decreased considerably since 1990, the worst forms of poverty still exists around the world. To end poverty and remove it from its’ roots will require universal social protection systems that are aimed at safeguarding all individuals throughout the lifecycle. It requires targeted measures for different regions as to reduce vulnerability to disasters and to address specific undeserved geographic areas. By 2030, we hope to play oru part in eradicating extreme poverty for all people everywhere, and to ensure that no one will live on less than $1.25 a day.
SDG #2 – End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture Conflict, drought, and disasters linked to climate change are key factors for the rise in world hunger. In 2016, 815 million people are undernourished as compared to 777 million in 2015. By 2030, let’s end hunger and ensure all people, especially the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, will have access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round.
SDG #3 - Ensure health and promote well-being for all ages Though more people today are living healthier lives, there are many people who still suffer from preventable diseases, and many are dying prematurely. We need to focus on overcoming diseases and ill health through concerted and sustained efforts, adapting each solution to population groups and regions that have been neglected. By 2030, we can end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age.
SDG #4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all More than half of the children and adolescents worldwide are not meeting minimum proficiency standards in reading and mathematics. The disparities in education stem from gender biasness, urban-rural locations and other dimensions. By 2030, we hope to ensure that all girls and boys can receive free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.
SDG #5 – Fighting gender inequality including violence against women Gender inequality holds women back and deprives them of basic rights and opportunities. We need to address and resolve unfair social norms and attitudes so that we can truly empower women. By 2030, we can end all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere. We can eliminate all harmful practices such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation.
SDG #6 – Preventing diseases through safe water and sanitation for all Water scarcity, lack of proper wastewater management and flooding can prevent social and economic development. In 2015, 29 per cent of the global population lacked safely managed drinking water supplies. 61 percent of the people do not have access to safely managed sanitation services. By 2030, let us achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.
SDG #7 – Promoting sustainable, affordable, reliable and modern energy for healthy home and lives National priorities and policy ambitions need to be strengthened to ensure access to affordable, reliable and modern energy. By 2030, we need to ensure that there is universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services for all.
SDG #8 – Promoting health employment as a center of inclusive economic growth Even though global labour productivity has increased and unemployment rate has decreased, we need to create more employment opportunities for young people to reduce informal employment and labour market inequality. We need to promote safe and secure working environments so that we can have better access to financial services so as to achieve sustained and inclusive economic growth.
SDG #9 – Promoting national research and development capacity and manufacturing of affordable essential medical products Competitive economic forces can generate employment and income, facilitate international trade and enable the efficient use of resources. By 2030, we hope to develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure to support economic development and human well-being.
SDG #10 – Reducing inequality within and among countries Efforts have been made in some countries to reduce income inequality, increase zero-tariffs access for exports from LDCs and developing countries. However, we need to accelerate to reduce growing disparities within and among countries. By 2030, we hope to progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population to be at a rate higher than the national average. SDG
SDG #11 – Fostering healthier city through urban planning for cleaner and safer and more active living Many people are struggling with adequate housing and infrastructure to support growing populations, and that we need to confront the environmental impact of urban sprawl. This places us in vulnerable situations such as increased number of disasters, such as flooding and earthquakes. By 2030, we hope to ensure that everyone will have access to safe and affordable housing, basic services and upgrade slums.
SDG #12 – Promoting responsible consumption of antibiotic to combat antibiotic resistance We need to achieve sustainable maangement and efficient use of natural resources. It is not just about using natural resources, but how we obtain and manage these resources. By 2030, we hope to halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains.
SDG #13 – Protecting health from climate risks, and promoting health through low carbon development 2017 was one of the three warmest years on record. It was 1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial period. Since then, the world continues to experience rising sea levels, extreme weather conditions and increased concentrations of greenhouse gases. By 2030, we hope to strengthen the resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.
SDG #14 – Supporting the restoration of fish stock to improve safe and diversified healthy diet To properly combat the adverse effects of overfishing, growing ocean acidification and worsening coastal eutrophications, we need to have effective strategies and management in sustainable use and conservation of the oceans. By 2025, we hope to prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution.
SDG #15 – Promoting health and preventing diseases through healthy natural environment The Earth’s forest areas has continued to shrink from 4.1 billion hectares in 2000 to 4 billion hectares in 2015. Even though the rate of forest loss has been cut by 25 percent, we need to protect our forests and terrestrial ecosystems. By 2020, we hope to ensure that the conservation, restoration, and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems are in line with obligations under international agreements.
SDG #16 – Empowering strong local institutions to develop, implement, monitor and account for ambitious national SDG responses. Many people in the world suffer untold horrors from armed conflict or other forms of violence that occur within societies and at domestic levels. We need to make progress in creating and enforcing regulations to promote public access to information, and strengthen institutions that uphold human rights at national level. By 2030, we hope to significantly reduce all forms of violence related death rates everywhere. We can end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children.
SDG #17 – Mobilizing partners to monitor and attain the health related SDG By strengthening global partnerships, bringing national governments, the international community, civil society, the private sector and other actors, we can have greater efforts placed in areas where progress has been slow. By 2030, we hope to strengthen domestic resource mobilisation through international support to developing countries and to improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection.