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Which 7 Global goals do you support?

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nemesissUser avatarPosts: 1259Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:29 pm

Post Which 7 Global goals do you support?


"World Leaders have committed to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years"
Here is a list of the 17:

1 No poverty
2 Zero hunger
3 Good health and well-being
4 Quality education
5 Gender equality
6 Clean water and sanitation
7 Affordable and clean energy
8 Decent work and economic growth
9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure
10 Reduced inequalities
11 sustainable cities and communities
12 responsible consumption and production
13 Climate action
14 life below water
15 life on land
16 peace and justice strong institutions
17 partnerships for the goals

Now, I know everyone would say they support all of them... so I like to propose a challenge to it.
Given that 15 years may not be enough to actually deal with all of them, which 7 goals would you like to have been reached?
it's a tough choice to limit yourself to just 7...

this is what has become my shortlist...
Good health and well-being
Quality education
Clean water and sanitation
Affordable and clean energy
responsible consumption and production
Climate action
Peace and justice strong institutions

So, What is yours?
Wed Nov 04, 2015 2:03 pm
SwordWordPosts: 5Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2015 5:54 pm

Post Re: Which 7 Global goals do you support?

My choices:

Quality education
Gender equality
Good health and well-being
Climate action
Affordable and clean energy
life below water
life on land
Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:44 pm
LaurensSocial EditorUser avatarPosts: 2995Joined: Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:24 pmLocation: Norwich UK Gender: Male

Post Re: Which 7 Global goals do you support?

1. Climate action (which I would say encompasses 7, 11, and possibly 8)

2. Reduced inequalities

3. Quality education

4. Gender Equality

5. Decent work and economic growth

6. No poverty

7. Responsible consumption and production
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Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:07 pm
Dragan GlasContributorUser avatarPosts: 3214Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:55 amLocation: Ireland Gender: Male

Post Re: Which 7 Global goals do you support?


A number of the items on the list are either special cases, dependent on or over-lapping others. There's also the problem of a number of them being, in my opinion, unattainable.

Take poverty, for example.

How is it defined?

There are two forms of poverty - dynamic and static.

The former occurs when you hit a bad patch in your life but recover from it. This can be a normal consequence of economic fluctuations.

The latter is "real" poverty - it's long-term, in the sense that it tends to be generational: you fall into long term poverty from which you don't recover, your children either are born into and/or grow up in poverty, along with your grand-children, etc. Due to having fallen into a lower strata of society, you lack the opportunities and social network to help you and your family to climb out of poverty.

This is the form of poverty which needs to be addressed.

However, there will always be the dynamic form of poverty - regardless of whether static poverty is eradicated or not.

This is a case of over-lapping or subordinate issues - poverty is itself a example of inequality, so reducing inequality would automatically encompass poverty as well as the special case of gender inequality.

Environmental action is another all-encompassing issue since it affects health, which - in turn - encompasses access to clean air, water and sanitation; access to food, shelter, clothing, warmth (affordable/renewable/sustainable energy); education; socio-economic opportunity; etc, etc.

It, of course, includes action on climate, and a global approach to industrial pollution.

So, my list may appear unusually short but, if you take into account the above mentioned (and unmentioned) dependencies and over-laps, it reads:

1) Environmental action;
2) Reduce inequality

The Spirit Level and Injustice cover the issues involved and the nature of their inter-dependence nicely.

Kindest regards,

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