Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
The Quality of Life issue frames a situation where nations provide the basis for sustainable human and economic development, lowering poverty and helping people afford a better quality of life. By ensuring the physical and emotional well-being, societies become resilient and supportive, able to cope with the demands and challenges of daily living.
The Land & Forests issue draws a picture of balanced and thriving terrestrial ecosystems such as forests, land and mountains that provide vital habitats for all kind of species. The responsibly managed land is fertile and free of hazardous chemicals, able to sustain high-quality agricultural plant growth in order to meet society’s demand for food.
The Health issue draws a picture of a universal and financially sustainable system that provides secure and affordable access to quality health care for all. The system helps people to stay healthy throughout their lives by promoting healthy lifestyles, incentivizing healthy and balanced nutrition, and developing an environment and infrastructure that facilitate population health.
The Education issue describes a situation where nations invest in “human capital” by providing access to high-quality education to all citizens, irrespective of their gender or socioeconomic status. The educational institutions (with well-equipped infrastructure and competent teachers) encourage life-long learning and allow to acquire relevant knowledge and skills that are vital for sustainable development and general well-being of societies.
The Water issue describes a situation where nations and communities achieve universal and secure access to high-quality drinking water. The water resources required to produce food are used responsibly and efficiently, maintaining the natural environment in a sustainable manner.
The Clean Energy issue envisions a situation where nations and communities gain universal access to affordable and reliable clean energy coming from renewable sources like wind, solar or geothermal power. The renewable energy generates electricity with little or no pollution, reducing the global warming effect.
The Employment issue describes a world where nations attain sustained and robust employment situation that boost shared prosperity and social cohesion by providing decent and inclusive work for women and men across all working-age groups. Persons of any age, race or origin − including those from most vulnerable groups − are effectively protected from forced labour, human trafficking, or other slavery-like practices.
The Innovation issue illustrates a situation where the national economy promotes technological progress, investing in innovation and infrastructure to support sustainable development and human well-being. Societies have equal access to information and knowledge which rises the entrepreneurship as well as the technological and social innovation across the globe.
The Waste Treatment issue envisions a situation where nations and communities treat and eliminate the generation of harmful and persistent wastes by redesigning products & processes as well as by changing societal patterns. The society develops and shares best practices for minimalization of all kinds of waste, their recycling, reuse and their correct disposal, in order to protect environment while preserving natural resources.
The Resource Use issue delineates a situation where business and the economy consume resources (e.g., energy, water, land, materials) in a responsible, sustainable and efficient manner in order to keep pace with the needs of a continuously growing global population.
The Sustainable Consumption issue seeks to describe a situation where people and communities consume materials, products and services in a way that have minimal impact on the environment – respecting the planetary boundaries. Conscious consumption results from sustainable lifestyle adopted by societies that purchase, consume, and reuse goods and commodities with respect to the environment.
The Sustainable Production issue frames a situation where products and services are created with attention to potential environmental, social and economic costs and benefits. Produced goods and delivered services are safe for workers and healthful for consumers and communities. Economic players are sound, solid and responsible. Waste and ecologically incompatible by-products that present hazards to human health or environment are avoided across the entire supply chain.
The Carbon Quotient issue describes a situation where nations and communities live within the ecological limits of the planet, respecting the Earth’s regenerative capacity.
The Clean Air issue seeks a situation where ambient air is of high quality − free of hazardous pollutants, smoke or dust. The air in cities and rural areas is clean & safe all year long, permitting for outdoor activities without a risk for health.
The Biodiversity issue envisions a world where terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems are balanced, healthy, and thriving − ensuring natural sustainability for all life forms on the planet. The climatic conditions are stable and favourable for sustaining a wide variety of species living in their natural habitats.
The Oceans issue envisions a situation where oceans are alive at a stable temperature, with thriving species of all kinds including a strong diversity of fish as a sustainable source of nutrition; clean of chemical, plastic and other pollution.
The Social Integration issue describes a situation where nations and communities attain foundation for a respectful, diverse and cross-cultural environment. It imagines societies that are tolerant, open and just, enhancing non-violent community interactions and collaborations across various social groups, including minorities.
The Structural Resilience issue describes a situation whereby a nation is able to respond to rapid change and disasters of all kind, from natural, cyber to financial, and remain a place of safety and security for its inhabitants. It includes framework conditions for a robust economy with regulated financial markets, fair trading structures, and corruption and bribery in check.