Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.

The SDGs or Global Goals succeed the Millennium Development Goals, adopted in 2000, which were the world’s first attempt at setting some global benchmarks to eliminate poverty, hunger and disease.

The SDGs 17 goals are underpinned by 169 individual targets, compared to just 21 targets that sat behind the 8 MDGs. While social goals focused on poverty eradication, good health and access to education remain, the framework also reflects the importance of economic development.

The MDGs were not very successful on the environmental front. They did not include things like oceans or climate. They also did not include things like inequality which may be single most salient, critical issue around the globe. The Sustainable Development Goals have a broader reach.

The Intrepid Foundation and Intrepid Group choose to support these Global Goals in any way we can.

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development are:

1.      No poverty
2.      Zero hunger
3.      Good health and wellbeing
4.      Quality education
5.      Gender equality
6.      Clean water and sanitation
7.      Affordable and clean energy
8.      Decent work and economic growth
9.      Industry, innovation and infrastructure
10.    Reduced inequalities
11.    Sustainable cities and development
12.    Responsible consumption and production
13.    Climate action
14.    Life below water
15.    Life on land
16.    Peace and justice, strong institutions
17.    Partnerships for the goals