Creating a sustainable future is the central challenge facing a world that is already experiencing unprecedented levels of biodiversity loss, natural resource depletion, extreme weather events caused by human induced climate change, and relentless population growth, in addition to ongoing inequity and injustice.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), supported by 169 targets, which are an urgent call for action by all countries in a global partnership. They recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, and reduce inequality.
We have a responsibility and opportunity to develop the next generation of evidence-informed climate advocates and to inform interventions, policies and systems change in response to the Climate Emergency.
We also have a responsibility and opportunity as a carbon consumer – and large regional organisation - to reduce our own carbon emissions.
Find out more about how we’re actively responding to the opportunities and challenges.