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Global Sustainability Goals
Back in 2015 world leaders met in New York and agreed upon a group of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. It is a call for action by all countries, poor and rich, to end poverty with strategies that build economic growth, addressing social needs, and protecting the environment. These goals range from ending hunger and poverty, providing all with proper health and education, equality, environmental protection, and includes developing sustainable economies and communities.
To help combat the COVID-19 pandemic the 3rd SDG goal Good Health and Well-being was the UN’s April Goal of the Month. It is essential for sustainable development to ensure the health and well-being of all. Research at Stockholm Resilience Centre concluded that all SDGs are all linked to food. They feel it is imperative that we transition towards an economy that serves society. Society has to integrate social, economic, and ecological development instead of operating them as separate entities.
Rising inequality, trade tensions, technological disruptions, climate change and geopolitical uncertainty, along with the COVID-19 pandemic, has put the global economy into chaos. Now that we have seen how fragile and unsustainable an overproducing profit-hungry linear economy is, it is time to rebuild with a more sustainable stable economy.
There is a paradigm shift happening towards a more productive efficient way of doing businesses that provides social protection, education, health, and providing job opportunities while tackling climate change. Restructuring of the economy into a circular one would provide a more stable economy, even in times of disasters.
It would be far less disruptive to the global economy with Local Circular Economics (CE). The economy would be run by local Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) that would interact and change goods and services with each other. There would be more efficient and eco-friendly manufacturing and distribution of products built and sold locally. In the event an SMB would have to stop production, it would be less disruptive to the economy than a large facility that provides goods to the majority.
Make your M.A.D. Move and Make A Difference promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization. Work towards the development of a sustainable economy that needs to support a population far larger and relying more on renewable and recyclable resources that don’t compromise ecosystems. Don’t slave for the economy, but let the economy serve you. It is your future.
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