Sustainable Development is a complicated process. It aims to tackle many of the worlds most entrenched and challenging issues. From climate action to poverty reduction, inequality to hunger. The sustainable development movement can be hard to pin down.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. At the heart of the goals are the 17 SDGs, which are an urgent call for every nation to tackle the most pressing social, economic, and environmental issues being faced by humanity. The goals recognise the interconnected nature of the world’s problems, and that to tackle issues of poverty and inequality, we must also address education, economic growth, and tackle the pressing issue of climate change.
But what does sustainable development look like in action? Practically speaking, what does a sustainable transition look like?
In this video, we travel to the Munden Estate, a historical region in the South East of England to understand what this process looks like. Everyone in every region of the world has a responsibility to play to achieve a more responsible and sustainable future, and the owners of a historical English heritage site are no different. What are they doing to achieve sustainable development?
If you want to learn more about the SDGs, we have an entire video series breaking down each one of the goals. You can start with SDG 1- Zero Poverty here.
James is the founder of U&i Global and is passionate about connecting young people across the world to the global movement for sustainable development.