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Sustainable development at home and abroad

Sustainable development at home and abroad

In September 2015, United Nations Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity by the year 2030. The 2030 Agenda includes 17 SDGs and 169 targets. The SDGs apply to all countries and integrate the 3 dimensions of sustainable development: social, economic, and environmental. The pledge to leave no one behind is central to the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

Less than 3 months after the 2030 Agenda was adopted, parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change adopted the Paris Agreement, including the goal to limit global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Now we are working alongside countries around the world to put these commitments into action.

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