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Vanille Duchêne

Dec. 11, 2020

climate standards

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

 

Within the macro area of the ecological transition, it is essential to mention the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. This plan of action was signed in September 2015 by the General Assembly of the United Nations and came into force on January 1st, 2016.

 

Image from UN SDGs - 17 Goals for People, for Planet

 

 

Within the macro area of the ecological transition, it is essential to mention the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. This plan of action was signed in September 2015 by the General Assembly of the United Nations and came into force on January 1st, 2016. This Agenda has identified 17 objectives and 169 targets, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Members states aim to end extreme poverty and create a fairer, environmentally sustainable world (United Nations). Participants are thus called upon to change their approach to achieve the targets by 2030. A set of 230 indicators was adopted on March 11th, 2017, by the UN Statistical Commission to track global progress towards the SDGs. As defined at that time, these indicators are intended to serve as the primary basis for monitoring global progress towards the SDGs.

 

 

The commitment to these goals involves member states and their citizens and companies, which make the pursuit of sustainable development objectives part of their corporate objectives. That way, businesses acknowledge the importance of their activities and their impact on society, thus actively participating in the change of the latter itself. These objectives and targets rapidly became a universal language for all types of institutions, governments, and businesses worldwide, sharing common sustainability values, guidelines and commitments, and fighting for the same aims and results. Indeed, they offer a holistic framework for entities to contribute to their realization over the next ten years.

 

 

Driven by the urge to take action and support the UN’s initiative, the founders Louis Collinet and Nathan Clarke decided to integrate two sustainable development goals for Tapio in their strategy and action plan, the most relevant ones to them and their business. By allowing companies and people to take ownership of their CO2 emissions in an easy, user-friendly and automated way, Tapio’s Carbon Strategy Platform answers to SDG 9 (to build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable and foster innovation) as well as to SDG 13 (to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts).

 

 

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Do you have no idea which SDG your company could commit to? Or, as an individual, you would like to deep dive into one or several goals in particular? Look at the UN’s website and let yourself guide by your interests or your company’s core values.


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