SDGs- 17 Goals to transform our world
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April 16, 2022

SDGs- 17 Goals to transform our world

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sometimes known as the Global Goals, are a set of 17 interconnected goals aimed at creating a blueprint for a better and more sustainable future for all. The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, were built on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and were created in response to concerns that the MDGs were too narrowly focused, and they set out to address a wide variety of challenges, from gender inequality to climate change.

All UN Member States have agreed to work toward the achievement of these 17 objectives and 169 targets by 2030. The SDGs are interconnected; they recognize that actions taken in one area have an impact on outcomes in other areas and that development must strike a balance between social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

They aim to be relevant to all countries poor, affluent, and middle-income to increase prosperity while safeguarding the environment and combating climate change. They place a heavy emphasis on improving equity to satisfy the needs of women, children, and underserved people in general, ensuring that “no one is left behind.”

Countries have agreed to prioritize improvement for those who are the most disadvantaged. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to eliminate poverty, reduce climate change, and increase the use of renewable energy like solar, wind, and others. To achieve the SDGs in whatever context, all of society’s creativity, know-how, technology, and financial resources are required.

Some important SDGs include:-

SDG 7 – Affordable and clean energy- This goal aims that by 2030 there will be universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services. Also, it promised to substantially increase the share of renewable energy like solar energy, wind energy, geothermal, etc. in the global mix by doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency.

There is increasing renewable energy use in the electricity mix. Despite this, the world is still falling short in providing affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.

SDG 9 – Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure-  Aims to upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies like installing solar plants in industries and using sustainable practices in industrial processes. It aims to develop quality, reliable, sustainable, and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.

SDG 11 – Sustainable cities and communities- This goal focuses on making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. By 2030, it aims to enhance sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated, and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries. Also, it aims to reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by using renewable sources of energy.

SDG 12 – Responsible consumption and production- By 2030, to achieve sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources like the sun for solar energy, wind for wind energy, etc. It aims at encouraging the procurement of environmentally sound, energy-efficient products. Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices like using solar energy for electricity generation, recycling wastewater, etc., and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle. 

SDG 13 – Climate action- SDGs aims to integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies, and planning like the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the Government of India offering subsidy schemes to citizens for installing rooftop PV solar systems to encourage people to exploit renewable energy and cut electricity bills. Improve education, awareness-raising, and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction, and early warning. Climate change is making the achievement of many Goals less likely. 

Oakridge Energy, as a leading solar energy producer, focuses on the above climate goals to enable renewable transition for industries, commercial establishments, schools, and colleges.

 

To know more about Oakridge’s solarization program, please contact us at – sales at Oakridge dot co dot in.

Bhumika Choudhary
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