Has Covid-19 Affected sustainable development goals (SDG) 13?
Climate change is goal 13 among the sustainable development goals (SDGs) outlined in the 2030 agenda. Covid-19 pandemic has caused a global social and economic scare in most counties in the world hence adopting ways to address climate change. The future of our planet takes us to a different level of uncertainty, which includes people’s wellbeing.
Protecting forests, improving governance, empowering women and children, enhancing climate resilience, and ensuring clean energy growth in Africa will be a cornerstone in reaching the SDGs ’ 2030 Agenda. It will also help us to keep temperatures from rising by more than 2 degrees hence protecting the planet from disastrous risks that climate change brings.
According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), milestone achievements in building resilience for the people of Africa are explored, shedding light on how future climate change adaptation actions should be formulated to scale-up the success of climate resilience projects. The report takes a close look at climate change adaptation projects funded through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and other vertical funds from 2000 to 2015.
We have a single mission; to protect and hand on the planet to the next generation
Nature is in crisis, threatened by pollution, global heating, habitat loss, and biodiversity. Failure to act is failing humanity. Addressing coronavirus pandemic and protecting ourselves against future global threats requires the management of hazardous medical and chemical waste; strong and global stewardship of nature and biodiversity; and facilitation of the transition to carbon-neutral economies. Humanity depends on action now for a resilient and sustainable future.
Other SDGs include;
Goal 1: No poverty
Goal 2: Zero hunger
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Goal 4: Quality education
Goal 5: Gender equality
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
Goal 9: Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
Goal 10: Reduced inequalities
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
Goal 13: Climate action
Goal 14: Life below water
Goal 15: Life on land
Goal 16: Peace, justice, and strong institutions
Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals