L01 - General introduction into the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 09:15 to 10:45

In 2015, the United Nations adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The largest ever conducted public participation process lead  to the definition of 17 goals that the United Nations have developed for the world to be reached by 2030. This Agenda 2030, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals are further broken into 169 targets and a complex logic of interdependencies and relations is employed to make cherry-picking difficult. The SDGs were ratified by many nations, and a time-consuming and expensive monitoring and reporting process has begun, but not all countries are prioritizing the goals and it remains to be seen if they are able to change the world's trajectory towards a sustainable, inclusive and peaceful world society. Since 2015, when they were announced, the scientific community has embraced the goals and a huge amount of work related to them has since been published. This intro will try to give you a roadmap of the SDG landscape in order to navigate through the SDG universe.

Scientific area: 
sustainability sciences