• Blaze Horn

What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

Updated: Nov 14, 2021

How we see Floop's role in achieving the SDGs

What are Sustainable Development Goals?

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by the United Nations in September 2015. It includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 sub-targets.

These SDGs focus on a range of issues including: poverty, gender equality, zero hunger, clean water and sanitation, creating sustainable cities and communities, and supporting economic growth.

Before the SDGs there were the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which consisted of 8 goals and focused primarily on reducing extreme poverty, eliminating HIV/AIDS, and increasing universal primary education, by 2015.

.....and why do they matter?

The SDGs are important, not only because they outline clear targets for development, but also because they represent a shift in global understanding.

They highlight the interconnectedness of each of the goals; one cannot be fully achieved without the others also being addressed.

Check out the video below which explains each of the 17 SDGs:

So, where does Floop fit into all this?

We are passionate about contributing to the achievement of all the goals. And, to achieve the SDGs we recognise that governments, businesses, and consumers need to be involved at every stage in the creation of a sustainable world.

Of course, we are just a small team and so, it's important we clearly define our position, and where we aim to help, within the 2030 Agenda.

We want to focus on three goals: Goal 3 -Good Health and Wellbeing, Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production, and Goal 13 - Climate Action.

That's why we are taking urgent climate action by creating an app that helps individuals to make sustainable food choices, and connect them with sustainable businesses, and become more aware of how many people like-minded people there are out there.

If you have any ideas on how Floop can contribute further to the achievement of the SDGs feel free to share your ideas in the comments below.

Our Sources:

  1. United Nations. 2021. The 17 Goals.

  2. United Nations. 2021. Millennium Development Goals and Beyond 2015.