Here is a paper that may prove useful in efforts towards achieving the Goals and Targets set out in the UN Sustainable Development Agenda ‘Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’, which was finalised and agreed upon by world governments at the UN Summit, New York, September 2015. It is an Active Remedy submission towards the UN ‘Global Sustainable Development Report 2019’ and was accepted in December 2017.

It is intended to aid in putting the Goals and Targets of the UN Agenda: ‘Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ into perspective and to offer an innovative framework for practical action that could be useful in implementing them. It highlights the hydrological cycle as a major issue, not explicitly taken into account in this Agenda and focuses upon the interconnectedness between the hydrological cycle, climate and the Sustainable Development Goals.

It offers a seemingly simple, yet possibly crucial change of perspective towards approaching and achieving the Goals and Targets. A ‘water cycle based perspective’ could change the very way that we collectively approach both sustainable development and human induced climate change for the better.

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The SGGC Model could also be useful in the implementation of Target 6.6 of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

“By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes”  

Download: UN, Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.pdf  

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