Selected Sustainable Development Goals that we as Intereko Energia support:
Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages is essential for sustainable development. More efficient financing of health systems, improving sanitation and hygiene, access to doctors and reducing environmental pollution, can help save millions of lives.
Education enables upward socio-economic mobility and is key to escaping poverty. Significant progress has been made over the past decade in increasing access to education. Providing quality education involves creating educational scholarship programmes, building schools and improving access to water and electricity in schools.
Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation have a negative impact on food security and livelihoods. Globally, one in three people do not have access to safe drinking water, two in five people do not have the opportunity to wash their hands with soap and more than 673 million people still practice defecation in the open space.
Access to electricity in poorer countries has begun to increase, energy efficiency continues to improve and renewable energy is delivering impressive benefits in the electricity sector. However, there needs to be increased investment in energy and more emphasis on regulatory frameworks and innovative business models in changing global energy systems.
Sustainable economic growth can drive progress, create decent jobs for all and improve living standards. Sustainable economic growth requires societies to shape the conditions that enable people to engage in quality work that drives the economy without harming the environment.
In many countries, investing in infrastructure (transport, energy, access to water) is crucial to achieving sustainable development and strengthening whole societies. Sustainable industrialisation, together with innovation and infrastructure, can unleash dynamic and competitive economic forces that generate employment and income.
Cities and metropolitan areas are responsible for about 70% of global CO2 emissions and more than 60% of resource consumption. The challenges of rapid urbanisation (safe waste management) must be addressed. Cities should grow while improving resource efficiency, striving to reduce pollution and tackling poverty.
Global consumption and production is based on using the environment and resources in ways that have a destructive impact on the planet. Using sustainable consumption patterns helps with development plans, reduces economic, environmental and social costs, strengthens economic competitiveness and reduces poverty.
The current climate changes are being felt in every country on all continents. They are disrupting the development of national economies and threatening human lives and entire societies. Tackling climate change is a global challenge that does not recognise national borders, it is costly, but we will spend even more in the future.
The ocean drives the global systems that make the Earth habitable for humanity. Careful water management is a key element of a sustainable future. Currently, there is a steady deterioration of water so regulations must be put in place to reduce overfishing, marine pollution and ocean acidification.
Nature is crucial to our survival: it provides us with oxygen, regulates the weather, produces food and fibre. However, 13 million hectares of forest are lost every year, and ongoing degradation of drylands has led to the desertification of 3.6 billion hectares. The current focus is to better manage forests and counteract desertification.
The goals of sustainable development can only be achieved through cooperation. A successful development agenda requires partnerships at global, regional, national and local levels, built on a shared vision and goals that put people and the planet at the center. Many countries need Official Development Assistance to stimulate economic growth and trade.
The UNASDG | Alliance for Sustainable Development Goals IGO has been founded in June 2019, during the SDG Champions Conference in Helsinki, Finland. The aim of the UNASDG IGO is to support the implementation of the SDGs worldwide by monitoring, advising and supporting project partners, capital fonds, governments and other related parties reaching their aims in relation to the 17 Goals with 169 targets.
In October 2021, Intereko Energia become a technical partner for UNASDG to implement projects in Africa and the Middle East!