Sustainability Development Goals

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Title: Critically evaluate the reality of achieving the UN Sustainability Development Goals Lecture: Áine Moran Submission Date: 30th August 2016 Submitted by: Dean Earls Student number: G00322998 Introduction The United Nations (UN) is an international organisation founded in 1945. It is made up of 193 Member States. It was set up to help fight against issues like peace, security, climate change, human rights, terrorism, health emergencies, food production, sustainable development and various different issues that occur in societies around the world. (United Nations, 2016) On September 25th 2015 the member states approved a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure the prosperity for all as part of a sustainable…show more content…
Zero Hunger: This goal sets out to end hunger, achieve food security, and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. 3. Good Health and Wellbeing: This goal sets out to ensure health lives and promote well-being, for all at all ages. 4. Quality Education: This goal sets out to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning. 5. Gender Equality: This goal looks to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. 6. Clean water and sanitation: This goal wants to ensure access to water and ensure sanitation for all. 7. Affordable and green energy: This wants to ensure access to affordable, reliable and modern energy for all. 8. Decent work and economic growth: This looks to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work. 9. Industry innovation and infrastructure: This goal wants to build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation. 10. Reduce inequalities: This goal looks at reducing inequality within and among countries. 11. Sustainable cities and countries: This looks at making cities safe, inclusive and sustainable. 12. Responsible consumption and production: This looks at ensuring that there are sustainable consumption and production…show more content…
The goal is set to end hunger by 2030 but this goal is subsequently broken down into achievable deadlines. The first thing that needs to be looked at it is how the world is going to produce sufficient food to help support these developing countries. The United Nations set a target of doubling the agricultural productivity but they also wish to ensure that this is achieved in a sustainable manner and that it is achieved by resilient agricultural practices that increase the productivity and production but that these practices help maintain the ecosystem. In practicing resilient agricultural practices it is hoped that climate change can be reversed and that extreme effects of climate change will not further decrease the probability of achieving increased food production which is a key element of this goal. The idea of doubling agricultural production is favourable but how does an area with a lot of extensive farming practices in place increase its output even further without harming the environment. It is one thing practicing resilient agriculture but without having the right type of plants and seeds growing this is almost an impossible mission to achieve. But the United Nations have also listed this as one of the elements which needs to be developed. The UN are examining ways of producing and maintaining the genetic diversity of seeds along with cultivated

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