SDG Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

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The Global Goals & Business ..

Video: #GlobalGoal12.6 encourage companies, especially large and trans-national companies, 
to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle

Sven AERTS: "When 1 company / organisation starts implementing the 17#GlobalGoals, it sets in motion a wheel, like when organisations implement a total quality management program.  Let me give you some examples.
Example 1: How do you put "invest in sustainable projects only" in a quarterly report spreadsheet? Delegates from the shareholders instruct the management of the company they can only invest in "sustainable projects": no more destruction of forests, no more investments in "defensive technology which ends up killing children in Yemen", or projects that keep the whole of the RDCongo-Rwanda-Burundi in a perpetual state of turmoil apparently blood-diamonds and coltan for mobile phones seem to be the culprit.  Ok, so only investing in "sustainable projects" if not you and all other members of the board of the company go to jail and have to pay-up with your personal family capital.  So, you return the ball back: define "Sustainable Projects"?  You have quarterly reports to deliver with the main element the financial report, i.e. a spreadsheet with cells with numbers and next to the number a cell with a codification stating exactly what the number means, how it is measured / calculated etc. according to international standards, like turnover, gross margin, profit after taxes, etc. and it is measured and understood all over the world in the same way and if you deliberately embellish these numbers, that's fraud, people could end up making wrong conclusions, loose money,  and you go to jail for it. So, how do you put "invest only in sustainable projects" in that spreadsheet?
The other side remains silent.  Until someone: "... sustainability understood as aligning with the 17#GlobalGoals."
Now we are getting somewhere: 17#GlobalGoals with 165 subgoals + 4 strategies on communicating the goals. Finally a list you can put in your spreadsheet.  Next question: how do you get to the number for every of these goals? Any norms / codes / audited machines to measure them so we all know what we are talking about and nobody interprets things differently and still has to go to jail? 
We are one of the leading teams who help to get to these numbers.  And very often "blockchain" is involved because you want to have access to data and quickly, but others also expect the same from you. And you and your company/organisation have a lot of data, but it depends if you give other access to certain data, when and why."

Reuters conveys: "Companies could unlock at least 12 Trillion $ in market opportunities by 2030 and create up to 380 million jobs by implementing a few key development goals, according to a study group including global business and finance leaders."

Sven AERTS: "That's all nice, but let me explain the link between the 17#GlobalGoals and blockchain.  And I'm not referring to the obvious ones: voting using mobile phones and the blockchain.  Let me give you some examples.
Example 2: When people talk about Blockchain, often they refer to
  1. Data s.a. has your baby had its vaccinations and when, when does it need a following up; what's your blood type, what's your shoe size.

  2. Database mgt tool of who has access to what and under what conditions: the medics can have access to your blood type and vaccinations data, imagine entering a shoe shop and all the shoes in your size are all lined-up so you don't waste any more time sorting through shoes and the shop attendants don't have to run back and forth to see if they have that model in your size. But if there's some shoe shop spamming you, you want to be able to see in your database mgt tool who that is and break the access link to your shoe size and your email address.

  3. Contracts that are electronically set-up and signed, so that if something goes wrong, you can go to a judge;

  4. All very quickly, up to date, with a historic overview of the evolution

  5. All encrypted using the blockchain and distributed ledger technology; without the need of a trusted authority or central server.

  6. Stored over multiple computers and places, so much safer than e.g. what your bank or government can offer you.

  7. Everybody shares in the value chain, i.e. when someone makes money, the others should also get their fair share.

So here's a real world case.  A doctor is visiting yet another child that seems to have eaten something bad and gets a call from a colleague if he too has an abnormally high number of kids that have gone sick apparently from eating something back.  Both decide to call the national food inspection.  They go through the dustbin where the leftovers from the meals have been thrown in, the plates, try to find out what the sick kids ate, what the parents ate and they find out it is the salad that is contaminated.  Where did they buy them and they are on their way to the supermarkets, contact the the purchase department, a crisis-meeting and order in a perimeter of 40 km that all salads should be thrown away, the radio and TV is asked to broadcast this.  A certain type of press corners the governor/minister of the state: "Can you be sure there's not other kids that are going to die outside the perimeter? Why don't you care about the dying kids in the rest of the state?!"  The minister replies: "but there is nobody calling in sick outside the 40 km and that's what the procedure is - normally 40 km is sufficient".  "Aha, so you can't be sure?!".  And the newschannel goes on creating a panic all over the state/country resulting in confusion and all parents throwing away not only salad but all vegetables and fruit and nobody buys them for weeks.  The soda drink companies respond immediately by offering extra large - of course vitamin spiked - soda drinks so your kids will be sure to have all their vitamins and you as a parent has done their "good family's duty".  And of course the panic flows over to all the other states.  Result: farmers go broke because nobody buys any vegetables nor fruit anymore.  A HUGE waste problem with millions of tons of fruit and vegetables that have to be destroyed. etc.  The CEO's supermarket chains face huges losses - and one of them asks: "But I thought that with these bar codes on all our products we could find out nearly instantly where what salad came from, what badge, what farm, what truck it transported it to what supermarkets and all?".  The administration and technical people explain that - yes - for al the data in the company, but no - the moment you go outside the company: the salad is grown by a farmer, who has a computer system that's not compatible with the one of the company that washes the saled, chops them up and mixes them and then packs them. Then it gets sent to another company who has yet another system and distributes the salads.  Anyway: in 2018 it takes 7 days to get through all the paper works and computers and phoning to find out where the batches of salad came from and where they were delivered.  Enter "blockchain" - or what people mean when they talk about "blockchain".  When you have blockchain implemented in your company, you mean that you give access to certain data to certain people in certain conditions: e.g. you give access to the origin of the salad etc. to the health & food inspection if they can identify themselves as such and not imposters by your biggest competitor, you don't want to give them access to the price you buy your salads at.  And your computer systems are all capable of understanding each other: asking data and giving data and signing contracts before any data is shared and it is all scrambled so only you can understand the replies to your questions and nobody else.  So when you set in motion an implementation of "blockchain" in your "total quality management system" you set in motion a wheel, in that you also impose your suppliers to implement a "blockchain" system.  Result: it now only takes seconds to know where a contaminated lot comes from and how big the damage is.  
Forward to the 17#GlobalGoals: you can now track - according to GlobalGoal6 "Clean water and sanitation" that you have reduced your water usage and are compliant with sanitation standards; and you put that in your quarterly spreadsheet in the cell that deals with that and you can show how you measured it and what score you got.  Idem for all the other globalgoals - so you are compliant with the 17#GlobalGoals and sustainable investing and so you don't have to go to jail for yet another quarter.  And that is the link between the 17#GlobalGoals and "the blockchain".  Probably you'll find very interesting: 
GlobalGoal 17.7 
  • Data, monitoring and accountability
      1. 17.18 by 2020, enhance capacity building support to developing countries, including for LDCs and SIDS, to increase significantly the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability, geographic location and other characteristics relevant in national contexts
      2. 17.19 by 2030, build on existing initiatives to develop measurements of progress on sustainable development that complement GDP, and support statistical capacity building in developing countries
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    1. Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
      1. 12.1 implement the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on sustainable consumption and production (10YFP), all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries
      2. 12.2 by 2030 achieve sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
      3. 12.3 by 2030 halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer level, and reduce food losses along production and supply chains including post-harvest losses
      4. 12.4 by 2020 achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle in accordance with agreed international frameworks and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment
      5. 12.5 by 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse
      6. 12.6 encourage companies, especially large and trans-national companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle
      7. 12.7 promote public procurement practices that are sustainable in accordance with national policies and priorities
      8. 12.8 by 2030 ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature
      9. 12.a support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacities to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production
      10. 12.b develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism which creates jobs, promotes local culture and products
      11. 12.c rationalize inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption by removing market distortions, in accordance with national circumstances, including by restructuring taxation and phasing out those harmful subsidies, where they exist, to reflect their environmental impacts, taking fully into account the specific needs and conditions of developing countries and minimizing the possible adverse impacts on their development in a manner that protects the poor and the affected communities

    Sustainable Development Goals and targets
    1. Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
      1. 1.1 by 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day
      2. 1.2 by 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions
      3. 1.3 implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable
      4. 1.4 by 2030 ensure that all men and women, particularly the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership, and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology, and financial services including microfinance
      5. 1.5 by 2030 build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations, and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters
      6. 1.a. ensure significant mobilization of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development cooperation to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular LDCs, to implement programmes and policies to end poverty in all its dimensions
      7. 1.b create sound policy frameworks, at national, regional and international levels, based on pro-poor and gender-sensitive development strategies to support accelerated investments in poverty eradication actions
    2. Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture
      1. 2.1 by 2030 end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round
      2. 2.2 by 2030 end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving by 2025 the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under five years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women, and older persons
      3. 2.3 by 2030 double the agricultural productivity and the incomes of small-scale food producers, particularly women, indigenous peoples, family farmers, pastoralists and fishers, including through secure and equal access to land, other productive resources and inputs, knowledge, financial services, markets, and opportunities for value addition and non-farm employment
      4. 2.4 by 2030 ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters, and that progressively improve land and soil quality
      5. 2.5 by 2020 maintain genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants, farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild species, including through soundly managed and diversified seed and plant banks at national, regional and international levels, and ensure access to and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge as internationally agreed
      6. 2.a increase investment, including through enhanced international cooperation, in rural infrastructure, agricultural research and extension services, technology development, and plant and livestock gene banks to enhance agricultural productive capacity in developing countries, in particular in least developed countries
      7. 2.b. correct and prevent trade restrictions and distortions in world agricultural markets including by the parallel elimination of all forms of agricultural export subsidies and all export measures with equivalent effect, in accordance with the mandate of the Doha Development Round
      8. 2.c. adopt measures to ensure the proper functioning of food commodity markets and their derivatives, and facilitate timely access to market information, including on food reserves, in order to help limit extreme food price volatility
    3. Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
      1. 3.1 by 2030 reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births
      2. 3.2 by 2030 end preventable deaths of newborns and under-five children
      3. 3.3 by 2030 end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases, and other communicable diseases
      4. 3.4 by 2030 reduce by one-third pre-mature mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through prevention and treatment, and promote mental health and wellbeing
      5. 3.5 strengthen prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol
      6. 3.6 by 2020 halve global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents
      7. 3.7 by 2030 ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes
      8. 3.8 achieve universal health coverage (UHC), including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health care services, and access to safe, effective, quality, and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all
      9. 3.9 by 2030 substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water, and soil pollution and contamination
      10. 3.a strengthen implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries as appropriate
      11. 3.b support research and development of vaccines and medicines for the communicable and non-communicable diseases that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable essential medicines and vaccines, in accordance with the Doha Declaration which affirms the right of developing countries to use to the full the provisions in the TRIPS agreement regarding flexibilities to protect public health and, in particular, provide access to medicines for all
      12. 3.c increase substantially health financing and the recruitment, development and training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in LDCs and SIDS
      13. 3.d strengthen the capacity of all countries, particularly developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction, and management of national and global health risks
    4. Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all
      1. 4.1 by 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes
      2. 4.2 by 2030 ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education
      3. 4.3 by 2030 ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university
      4. 4.4 by 2030, increase by x% the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship
      5. 4.5 by 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, and children in vulnerable situations
      6. 4.6 by 2030 ensure that all youth and at least x% of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy
      7. 4.7 by 2030 ensure all learners acquire knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including among others through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship, and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development
      8. 4.a build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all
      9. 4.b by 2020 expand by x% globally the number of scholarships for developing countries in particular LDCs, SIDS and African countries to enrol in higher education, including vocational training, ICT, technical, engineering and scientific programmes in developed countries and other developing countries
      10. 4.c by 2030 increase by x% the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially LDCs and SIDS
    5. Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
      1. 5.1 end all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere
      2. 5.2 eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation
      3. 5.3 eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilations
      4. 5.4 recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies, and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate
      5. 5.5 ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic, and public life
      6. 5.6 ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the ICPD and the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcome documents of their review conferences
      7. 5.a undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance, and natural resources in accordance with national laws
      8. 5.b enhance the use of enabling technologies, in particular ICT, to promote women’s empowerment
      9. 5.c adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels
    6. Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
      1. 6.1 by 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
      2. 6.2 by 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all, and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations
      3. 6.3 by 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater, and increasing recycling and safe reuse by x% globally
      4. 6.4 by 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity, and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity
      5. 6.5 by 2030 implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate
      6. 6.6 by 2020 protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes
      7. 6.a by 2030, expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water and sanitation related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies
      8. 6.b support and strengthen the participation of local communities for improving water and sanitation management
    7. Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all
      1. 7.1 by 2030 ensure universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services
      2. 7.2 increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030
      3. 7.3 double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency by 2030
      4. 7.a by 2030 enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technologies, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, and advanced and cleaner fossil fuel technologies, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technologies
      5. 7.b by 2030 expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, particularly LDCs and SIDS
    8. Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
      1. 8.1 sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances, and in particular at least 7% per annum GDP growth in the least-developed countries
      2. 8.2 achieve higher levels of productivity of economies through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high value added and labour-intensive sectors
      3. 8.3 promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises including through access to financial services
      4. 8.4 improve progressively through 2030 global resource efficiency in consumption and production, and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation in accordance with the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production with developed countries taking the lead
      5. 8.5 by 2030 achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
      6. 8.6 by 2020 substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training
      7. 8.7 take immediate and effective measures to secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, eradicate forced labour, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms including recruitment and use of child soldiers
      8. 8.8 protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments of all workers, including migrant workers, particularly women migrants, and those in precarious employment
      9. 8.9 by 2030 devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism which creates jobs, promotes local culture and products
      10. 8.10 strengthen the capacity of domestic financial institutions to encourage and to expand access to banking, insurance and financial services for all
      11. 8.a increase Aid for Trade support for developing countries, particularly LDCs, including through the Enhanced Integrated Framework for LDCs
      12. 8.b by 2020 develop and operationalize a global strategy for youth employment and implement the ILO Global Jobs Pact
    9. Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
      1. 9.1 develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans-border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all
      2. 9.2 promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and by 2030 raise significantly industry’s share of employment and GDP in line with national circumstances, and double its share in LDCs
      3. 9.3 increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, particularly in developing countries, to financial services including affordable credit and their integration into value chains and markets
      4. 9.4 by 2030 upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities
      5. 9.5 enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, particularly developing countries, including by 2030 encouraging innovation and increasing the number of R&D workers per one million people by x% and public and private R&D spending
      6. 9.a facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries through enhanced financial, technological and technical support to African countries, LDCs, LLDCs and SIDS
      7. 9.b support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries including by ensuring a conducive policy environment for inter alia industrial diversification and value addition to commodities
      8. 9.c significantly increase access to ICT and strive to provide universal and affordable access to internet in LDCs by 2020
    10. Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
      1. 10.1 by 2030 progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40% of the population at a rate higher than the national average
      2. 10.2 by 2030 empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status
      3. 10.3 ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including through eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and actions in this regard
      4. 10.4 adopt policies especially fiscal, wage, and social protection policies and progressively achieve greater equality
      5. 10.5 improve regulation and monitoring of global financial markets and institutions and strengthen implementation of such regulations
      6. 10.6 ensure enhanced representation and voice of developing countries in decision making in global international economic and financial institutions in order to deliver more effective, credible, accountable and legitimate institutions
      7. 10.7 facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies
      8. 10.a implement the principle of special and differential treatment for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, in accordance with WTO agreements
      9. 10.b encourage ODA and financial flows, including foreign direct investment, to states where the need is greatest, in particular LDCs, African countries, SIDS, and LLDCs, in accordance with their national plans and programmes
      10. 10.c by 2030, reduce to less than 3% the transaction costs of migrant remittances and eliminate remittance corridors with costs higher than 5%
    11. Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
      1. 11.1 by 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services, and upgrade slums
      2. 11.2 by 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons
      3. 11.3 by 2030 enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacities for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries
      4. 11.4 strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage
      5. 11.5 by 2030 significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of affected people and decrease by y% the economic losses relative to GDP caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with the focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations
      6. 11.6 by 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality, municipal and other waste management
      7. 11.7 by 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, particularly for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities
      8. 11.a support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, peri-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning
      9. 11.b by 2020, increase by x% the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, develop and implement in line with the forthcoming Hyogo Framework holistic disaster risk management at all levels
      10. 11.c support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, for sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials
      11. More: http://unhabitat.org/governing-council-approves-international-guidelines-on-urban-and-territorial-planning/
    12. Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
      1. 12.1 implement the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on sustainable consumption and production (10YFP), all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries
      2. 12.2 by 2030 achieve sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
      3. 12.3 by 2030 halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer level, and reduce food losses along production and supply chains including post-harvest losses
      4. 12.4 by 2020 achieve environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle in accordance with agreed international frameworks and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment
      5. 12.5 by 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling, and reuse
      6. 12.6 encourage companies, especially large and trans-national companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle
      7. 12.7 promote public procurement practices that are sustainable in accordance with national policies and priorities
      8. 12.8 by 2030 ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature
      9. 12.a support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacities to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production
      10. 12.b develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism which creates jobs, promotes local culture and products
      11. 12.c rationalize inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption by removing market distortions, in accordance with national circumstances, including by restructuring taxation and phasing out those harmful subsidies, where they exist, to reflect their environmental impacts, taking fully into account the specific needs and conditions of developing countries and minimizing the possible adverse impacts on their development in a manner that protects the poor and the affected communities
    13. Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts *
      1. *Acknowledging that the UNFCCC is the primary international, intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change .
      2. 13.1 strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
      3. 13.2 integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies, and planning
      4. 13.3 improve education, awareness raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction, and early warning
      5. 13.a implement the commitment undertaken by developed country Parties to the UNFCCC to a goal of mobilizing jointly USD100 billion annually by 2020 from all sources to address the needs of developing countries in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation and fully operationalize the Green Climate Fund through its capitalization as soon as possible
      6. 13.b Promote mechanisms for raising capacities for effective climate change related planning and management, in LDCs, including focusing on women, youth, local and marginalized communities
    14. Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
      1. 14.1 by 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, particularly from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
      2. 14.2 by 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration, to achieve healthy and productive oceans
      3. 14.3 minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels
      4. 14.4 by 2020, effectively regulate harvesting, and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
      5. 14.5 by 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on best available scientific information
      6. 14.6 by 2020, prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, and eliminate subsidies that contribute to IUU fishing, and refrain from introducing new such subsidies, recognizing that appropriate and effective special and differential treatment for developing and least developed countries should be an integral part of the WTO fisheries subsidies negotiation *
      7. 14.7 by 2030 increase the economic benefits to SIDS and LDCs from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
      8. 14.a increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacities and transfer marine technology taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular SIDS and LDCs
      9. 14.b provide access of small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
      10. 14.c ensure the full implementation of international law, as reflected in UNCLOS for states parties to it, including, where applicable, existing regional and international regimes for the conservation and sustainable use of oceans and their resources by their parties
    15. Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
      1. 15.1 by 2020 ensure conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements
      2. 15.2 by 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests, and increase afforestation and reforestation by x% globally
      3. 15.3 by 2020, combat desertification, and restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land-degradation neutral world
      4. 15.4 by 2030 ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity, to enhance their capacity to provide benefits which are essential for sustainable development
      5. 15.5 take urgent and significant action to reduce degradation of natural habitat, halt the loss of biodiversity, and by 2020 protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species
      6. 15.6 ensure fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources, and promote appropriate access to genetic resources
      7. 15.7 take urgent action to end poaching and trafficking of protected species of flora and fauna, and address both demand and supply of illegal wildlife products
      8. 15.8 by 2020 introduce measures to prevent the introduction and significantly reduce the impact of invasive alien species on land and water ecosystems, and control or eradicate the priority species
      9. 15.9 by 2020, integrate ecosystems and biodiversity values into national and local planning, development processes and poverty reduction strategies, and accounts
      10. 15.a mobilize and significantly increase from all sources financial resources to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems
      11. 15.b mobilize significantly resources from all sources and at all levels to finance sustainable forest management, and provide adequate incentives to developing countries to advance sustainable forest management, including for conservation and reforestation
      12. 15.c enhance global support to efforts to combat poaching and trafficking of protected species, including by increasing the capacity of local communities to pursue sustainable livelihood opportunities
    16. Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
      1. 16.1 significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere
      2. 16.2 end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children
      3. 16.3 promote the rule of law at the national and international levels, and ensure equal access to justice for all
      4. 16.4 by 2030 significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen recovery and return of stolen assets, and combat all forms of organized crime
      5. 16.5 substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all its forms
      6. 16.6 develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels
      7. 16.7 ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels
      8. 16.8 broaden and strengthen the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance
      9. 16.9 by 2030 provide legal identity for all including birth registration
      10. 16.10 ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements
      11. 16.a strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacities at all levels, in particular in developing countries, for preventing violence and combating terrorism and crime
      12. 16.b promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development
    17. Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
      1. Finance
        1. 17.1 strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries to improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection
        2. 17.2 developed countries to implement fully their ODA commitments, including to provide 0.7% of GNI in ODA to developing countries of which 0.15-0.20% to least-developed countries
        3. 17.3 mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources
        4. 17.4 assist developing countries in attaining long-term debt sustainability through coordinated policies aimed at fostering debt financing, debt relief and debt restructuring, as appropriate, and address the external debt of highly indebted poor countries (HIPC) to reduce debt distress
        5. 17.5 adopt and implement investment promotion regimes for LDCs 
      1. Technology 
        1. 17.6 enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation, and enhance knowledge sharing on mutually agreed terms, including through improved coordination among existing mechanisms, particularly at UN level, and through a global technology facilitation mechanism when agreed
        2. 17.7 promote development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms, including on concessional and preferential terms, as mutually agreed
        3. 17.8 fully operationalize the Technology Bank and STI (Science, Technology and Innovation) capacity building mechanism for LDCs by 2017, and enhance the use of enabling technologies in particular ICT
      2. Capacity building
        1. 17.9 enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all sustainable development goals, including through North-South, South-South, and triangular cooperation
      3. Trade
        1. 17.10 promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the WTO including through the conclusion of negotiations within its Doha Development Agenda
        2. 17.11 increase significantly the exports of developing countries, in particular with a view to doubling the LDC share of global exports by 2020
        3. 17.12 realize timely implementation of duty-free, quota-free market access on a lasting basis for all least developed countries consistent with WTO decisions, including through ensuring that preferential rules of origin applicable to imports from LDCs are transparent and simple, and contribute to facilitating market access
      4. Systemic issues
      5. Policy and institutional coherence
        1. 17.13 enhance global macroeconomic stability including through policy coordination and policy coherence
        2. 17.14 enhance policy coherence for sustainable development
        3. 17.15 respect each country’s policy space and leadership to establish and implement policies for poverty eradication and sustainable development
      6. Multi-stakeholder partnerships
        1. 17.16 enhance the global partnership for sustainable development complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technologies and financial resources to support the achievement of sustainable development goals in all countries, particularly developing countries
        2. 17.17 encourage and promote effective public, public-private, and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships
      7. Data, monitoring and accountability
        1. 17.18 by 2020, enhance capacity building support to developing countries, including for LDCs and SIDS, to increase significantly the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability, geographic location and other characteristics relevant in national contexts
        2. 17.19 by 2030, build on existing initiatives to develop measurements of progress on sustainable development that complement GDP, and support statistical capacity building in developing countries
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    History:


    Agenda 21 is the Plan of Action to help humanity make it beyond the year 2100, made by the best of the best our humanity can bring forward at the decennial "Earth Summits".  To make sure we don't run in one or the other "wall" by 2100, leaders have set out some goals, to be achieved to stay on target to survive as a humanity and make it beyond the year 2100.  Such goals were for the first time set out by our world leaders around the year 2000 and hence called the Millennium Development Goals, to be achieved by end 2015.   These MDG's - are 8 goals, put forward in collaboration with and by the United Nations when Humanity was approaching the year 2000 and are - just like companies have short-mid and long-term goals - goals for Humanity to reach by 2015.  Set-out as a beacon and time-line for all actors and individuals in Humanity to align towards.
    The Millennium Development Goals came out of and make part of the larger and earlier started Plan of Action called "Agenda 21" to help align all Plan of Actions of all actors and individuals in Humanity to help Humanity make it beyond the year 2100.


    Are you coming in from here, these MDG's? Then this is your place ... have fun & team up !
    Where do you want to start-working from:
    1. GOAL 1: ERADICATE EXTREME POVERTY & HUNGER
    2. GOAL 2: ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION
    3. GOAL 3: PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND EMPOWER WOMEN
    4. GOAL 4: REDUCE CHILD MORTALITY
    5. GOAL 5: IMPROVE MATERNAL HEALTH
    6. GOAL 6: COMBAT HIV/AIDS, MALARIA AND OTHER DISEASES
    7. GOAL 7: ENSURE ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY
    8. GOAL 8: DEVELOP A GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR DEVELOPMENT
    Want/Need to work on one or more Linking Initiatives with other section(s).

    Please, use this page as your kick-start page, which the UN Millennium site pages doesn't give.  Sign-in with your google account and some buttons will appear "Add Page/ Edit Page / Save Page".

    As we're approaching the finish and evaluation date for the 2000-2015 (december) for the Millennium Development Goals, there are teams who are already thinking strategically about the post 2015.  They've already come up with a name: The post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals. We've created a dedicated starting page for this and If you want to collaborate on this, here it is: The post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals

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    Suggested links:
    1. the World Trade Organisation- WTO
    2. The post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals
    3. http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals
    4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_Development_Goals
    5. The 15 Global Challenges framework: 15 identified challenges that each have the capacity to bring humanity to its knees but that will all disappear when we all implement the Millennium and Sustainable Development Goals in our strategic plans.
    6. Supporting Agenda21 through Alternative Currencies / How to channel the necessary ressources to these goals
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