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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Philip Vaughter, UNU-IAS

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This presentation was part of the ProSPER.Net Leadership Programme 2017 'Building Transformational Leadership Towards the SDGs'

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Philip Vaughter, UNU-IAS

  1. 1. THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS ASPIRATION TO IMPLEMENTATION DR. PHILIP VAUGHTER, UNU-IAS PROSPER.NET LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME, 2017
  2. 2. THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS ARE… • A set of 17 goals for the world’s future, through 2030 • Backed up by a set of 169 specific targets • Negotiated over a two year period by the United Nations • Agreed to by nearly all of the world’s nations on September 25th, 2015
  3. 3. WHAT IS NEW AND DIFFERENT ABOUT THE 17 SDGS? First, and most important, these Goals apply to every nation … and every sector. Cities, businesses, schools, organizations, all are challenged to act. This is called Universality
  4. 4. WHAT IS NEW AND DIFFERENT ABOUT THE 17 SDGS? Second, it is recognized that the Goals are all inter-connected, in a system. We cannot aim to achieve just one Goal. We must achieve them all. This is called Integration
  5. 5. WHAT IS NEW AND DIFFERENT ABOUT THE 17 SDGS? And finally, it is widely recognized that achieving these Goals involves making very big, fundamental changes in how we live on Earth. This is called Transformation
  6. 6. SO, WHAT WILL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SDGS LOOK LIKE? • In different countries, there will be different priorities and different approaches • However, there are some important commonalities for implementation
  7. 7. #1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  8. 8. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 1 LOOK LIKE? • Need to expand social protection programmes, such as social insurance and labour market programmes
  9. 9. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 1 LOOK LIKE? • Need to expand social protection programmes, such as social insurance and labour market programmes • This includes old age pensions, disability pensions, equal opportunity employment, and special attention to youth poverty
  10. 10. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 1 LOOK LIKE? • Need to expand social protection programmes, such as social insurance and labour market programmes • This includes old age pensions, disability pensions, equal opportunity employment, and special attention to youth poverty • It also means ensuring equal pay for equal work, and ensuring maternity and paternity benefits
  11. 11. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 1 LOOK LIKE? • Need to expand social protection programmes, such as social insurance and labour market programmes • This includes old age pensions, disability pensions, equal opportunity employment, and special attention to youth poverty • It also means ensuring equal pay for equal work, and ensuring maternity and paternity benefits • Disaster risk reduction is essential for ending poverty • Amount of people and infrastructure exposed to disasters greater with urbanization
  12. 12. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 1 LOOK LIKE? • Need to expand social protection programmes, such as social insurance and labour market programmes • This includes old age pensions, disability pensions, equal opportunity employment, and special attention to youth poverty • It also means ensuring equal pay for equal work, and ensuring maternity and paternity benefits • Disaster risk reduction is essential for ending poverty • Amount of people and infrastructure exposed to disasters greater with urbanization • Cities and agricultural lands need to mitigate disaster risk in planning rather than response
  13. 13. #4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning
  14. 14. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 4 LOOK LIKE? • Need to not only watch enrollment numbers, but pay attention to the quality of the education • In many countries, high percentage of students did not have minimum levels of proficiency in literacy or numeracy
  15. 15. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 4 LOOK LIKE? • Need to not only watch enrollment numbers, but pay attention to the quality of the education • In many countries, high percentage of students did not have minimum levels of proficiency in literacy or numeracy • Gender gap needs to close in education – getting better, but still a way to go • 1 in 10 girls out of school vs 1 in 12 boys
  16. 16. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 4 LOOK LIKE? • Need to not only watch enrollment numbers, but pay attention to the quality of the education • In many countries, high percentage of students did not have minimum levels of proficiency in literacy or numeracy • Gender gap needs to close in education – getting better, but still a way to go • 1 in 10 girls out of school vs 1 in 12 boys • Reduce persistent disparities • Children in poorest 20% of households 4x more likely to drop out than the richest 20%
  17. 17. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 4 LOOK LIKE? • Need to not only watch enrollment numbers, but pay attention to the quality of the education • In many countries, high percentage of students did not have minimum levels of proficiency in literacy or numeracy • Gender gap needs to close in education – getting better, but still a way to go • 1 in 10 girls out of school vs 1 in 12 boys • Reduce persistent disparities • Children in poorest 20% of households 4x more likely to drop out than the richest 20% • Need more teachers, trained better and paid better • In some regions, only 70% teachers trained to standard
  18. 18. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 4 LOOK LIKE? • Need to not only watch enrollment numbers, but pay attention to the quality of the education • In many countries, high percentage of students did not have minimum levels of proficiency in literacy or numeracy • Gender gap needs to close in education – getting better, but still a way to go • 1 in 10 girls out of school vs 1 in 12 boys • Reduce persistent disparities • Children in poorest 20% of households 4x more likely to drop out than the richest 20% • Need more teachers, trained better and paid better • In some regions, only 70% teachers trained to standard • Schools need better zoning and more resources • Too much transit for kids!
  19. 19. #13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
  20. 20. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 13 LOOK LIKE? • We need to know what the biggest sources of greenhouse gases are in our communities and practice the most effective ways of mitigating them
  21. 21. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 13 LOOK LIKE? • We need to know what the biggest sources of greenhouse gases are in our communities and practice the most effective ways of mitigating them • Need to reduce energy use – replace what we can with renewable and clean energy
  22. 22. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 13 LOOK LIKE? • We need to know what the biggest sources of greenhouse gases are in our communities and practice the most effective ways of mitigating them • Need to reduce energy use – replace what we can with renewable and clean energy • Protect oceans
  23. 23. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 13 LOOK LIKE? • We need to know what the biggest sources of greenhouse gases are in our communities and practice the most effective ways of mitigating them • Need to reduce energy use – replace what we can with renewable and clean energy • Protect oceans • Protect forests and grasslands
  24. 24. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 13 LOOK LIKE? • We need to know what the biggest sources of greenhouse gases are in our communities and practice the most effective ways of mitigating them • Need to reduce energy use – replace what we can with renewable and clean energy • Protect oceans • Protect forests and grasslands • Our aspirations for infrastructure and consumption have to shift
  25. 25. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 13 LOOK LIKE? • We need to know what the biggest sources of greenhouse gases are in our communities and practice the most effective ways of mitigating them • Need to reduce energy use – replace what we can with renewable and clean energy • Protect oceans • Protect forests and grasslands • Our aspirations for infrastructure and consumption have to shift • Need to shift from knowledge to action
  26. 26. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 13 LOOK LIKE? • We need to know what the biggest sources of greenhouse gases are in our communities and practice the most effective ways of mitigating them • Need to reduce energy use – replace what we can with renewable and clean energy • Protect oceans • Protect forests and grasslands • Our aspirations for infrastructure and consumption have to shift • Need to shift from knowledge to action • We need to plan our cities and communities – no more haphazard development (this means where you live too!!!!!!)
  27. 27. #15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
  28. 28. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 15 LOOK LIKE? • We need to set aside more land area to protect terrestrial ecosystems
  29. 29. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 15 LOOK LIKE? • We need to set aside more land area to protect terrestrial ecosystems • This means paying a lot more attention to where we live, where we work, and where we drive
  30. 30. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 15 LOOK LIKE? • We need to set aside more land area to protect terrestrial ecosystems • This means paying a lot more attention to where we live, where we work, and where we drive • It also means reducing what we consume, or at least trying to reuse it more efficiently
  31. 31. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 15 LOOK LIKE? • We need to set aside more land area to protect terrestrial ecosystems • This means paying a lot more attention to where we live, where we work, and where we drive • It also means reducing what we consume, or at least trying to reuse it more efficiently • And changing our behaviors and our regulations to further combat climate change
  32. 32. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 15 LOOK LIKE? • We need to set aside more land area to protect terrestrial ecosystems • This means paying a lot more attention to where we live, where we work, and where we drive • It also means reducing what we consume, or at least trying to reuse it more efficiently • And changing our behaviors and our regulations to further combat climate change • It also means taking care of aquatic environments – planning and preservation have to evolve as our understanding of ecology evolves
  33. 33. WHAT DOES IMPLEMENTATION OF SDG 15 LOOK LIKE? • We need to set aside more land area to protect terrestrial ecosystems • This means paying a lot more attention to where we live, where we work, and where we drive • It also means reducing what we consume, or at least trying to reuse it more efficiently • And changing our behaviors and our regulations to further combat climate change • It also means taking care of aquatic environments – planning and preservation have to evolve as our understanding of ecology evolves • How cities use resources will largely determine land use patterns in the coming years
  34. 34. SO, WHERE DO YOU START? • At what level will implementation of the SDGs happen? • Who is responsible for their implementation? • When do we need to start? • How often do we need to take stock of where we are at? • And finally, why are we doing this?
  35. 35. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION ENJOY THE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME – AND MAKE SURE TO DO SOMETHING FOR SUSTAINABILITY AFTER IT!!!

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