The Global Goals are a set of universal Goals, which set out a plan to tackle the issues that affect us all, no matter where we are in the world, from climate change to health, from gender equality to peace and justice.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set in 2000 are.
Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.
Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.
Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation.
Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.
Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels.
Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
They are intended to be universal in the sense of embodying a universally shared common global vision of progress towards a safe, just, and sustainable space for all human beings to thrive on the planet.
The different goals and targets however represent different degrees of challenge and ambition for different countries depending on their present state of development and other national circumstances. The balance between the social, economic, and political efforts needed to deliver the different objectives is also likely to be different in different countries.
There are all verbal Goals with no legal binding, interconnected to each other and so far we have failed to provide the support to turn any of the desired goals into reality.
The U.N. can’t compel any country to do any of the things required.
The rationale for any goal must increase everyone’s stake in the goals so that when they come into effect, countries will swiftly incorporate them into national policy decisions — in other words, take them off the page and into practice.
There’s a real danger they will end up sitting on a bookshelf, gathering dust as there’s still no clear consensus on where exactly the money will come from to achieve any of them.
In the end, we are one people living in one world and all Goals require financing.
So the goals are a waste of time and money and won’t matter unless we as individual and national governments take them seriously.
The only way to combat the changes we are now witnessing in our plant is if we all start financing the changes required.
One of the first things you would hear in economics class is that there is no free lunch, meaning that nothing in life is free. Everything exists in a limited supply. That means that everything has value.
We also know that governments and countries can’t tackle anything that requires a long-term commitment.
The bead eye has been promoting the following solution to creating a worldwide value that would afford an opportunity for all of us to invest in a just future.
A perpetual funded Fund of trillions, totally transparent, with rewards to all investors that would transfer the UN verbal into positive actions.
Here is the idea again.
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It would give all of us an opportunity to invest in the sustainability of the plant.
It would give the United Nations clout not just worthless resolutions.
The United Nations-backed by world governments issues Non-tradable Green PRIZE Bonds,
These Bonds would pay interest dividends that move in line with inflation rates, guaranteeing a percentage yearly return depending on the value of the bond.
The interest is guaranteed by all world governments.
Bought online like lotto tickets each bond carries an identification number that is entered into a weekly prize draw, and a yearly prize draws equivalent to 0.005% of the funds raised.
Draws are fully funded by the players, through revenue made from ticket sales.
Most of the biggest and most popular lotteries on the Lotter have some form of prize guarantee.
Take EuroMillions, for example. The EuroMillions jackpot starts at €17 million, which means that there is a €17 million guaranteed jackpot.
The pan-European EuroJackpot is similar, with a guaranteed minimum jackpot of €10 million.
The UN green Prize bond would be a progressive jackpot one in which if the jackpot is not won, it will carry over and grow for the next drawing.
The distribution of the funds raised by the Bonds must also be transparent and distributed as non-repayable grants.
This would be undertaken by an executive non-departmental public body not attached to the UN to avoid any vetoing.
It would vet all applications for funds to verify that they meet the values set by the UN, peace, dignity, and equality on a healthy planet.
Once accepted all projects would enter a draw for funding which would ensure that no lobbying and corruption with money going to community groups and health, education, and environmental projects.
There is considerable work to be done to create a realistic, coherent approach to improving our divorce from reality.
You only have to look at what has happened to the climate change goals.
Just as leaders around the world were starting to think seriously about tackling global warming it is now derailed for a decade by the Ukrainian/Russia conflict.
We’ll have to wait and see if that will really happen.
What if every child was aware of the key global challenges of our time?