Sustainable Development Goals – the contributions of biopolicy
The emerging needs and constraints of climate change profoundly illustrate the necessity for rigorous inquiry into the opportunities and challenges ahead. A range of problems are confronting humanity and are affecting the development of national states, economic markets and local communities throughout the world. Progressively, with information and communication technologies em¬powering individuals everywhere, humanity’s future rests with new models of thought, action, communication and participation. A millennium vision in policy provided by biopolicy can guarantee the continuity of bios on our planet and lead society to a harmonious future.
To encourage a more holistic approach to development worldwide and to offer a chance for more partnerships and collaboration, the United Nations has brought forward a new set of global targets to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which reach their deadline at the end of 2015. Collectively known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this new set of targets comprises 17 universal goals that will require all countries to consider when crafting their national policies, as they contain indicators every government will be obliged to work towards. The proposed Sustainable Development Goals cover the broad themes of the MDGs – ending poverty and hunger, and improving health, education and gender equality – but also include specific proposals to reduce inequality, make cities safe, address climate change and promote peaceful societies.
The development of these goals shows that there is now an established consensus that current and future social, economic, and environmental challenges must be addressed through an integrated approach, required to secure long-term human and environmental wellbeing. B.I.O. has been working on all sectors covered by the Sustainable Development Goals since its inception in 1985. It has paved the way for environmental policy promoting peace and security, international cooperation and biodiplomacy, social concerns, democratic governance, universal access to healthcare and education, and bios rights for all.
|Goal 1||End poverty in all its forms everywhere|
|Goal 2||End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture|
|Goal 3||Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages|
|Goal 4||Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all|
|Goal 5||Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls|
|Goal 6||Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all|
|Goal 7||Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all|
|Goal 8||Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all|
|Goal 9||Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation|
|Goal 10||Reduce inequality within and among countries|
|Goal 11||Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable|
|Goal 12||Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns|
|Goal 13||Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*|
|Goal 14||Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development|
|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|
|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|
|Goal 17||Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development|