The SUNSET initiative fulfills all 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals, in accordance with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. Our team is comprised of sustainability experts with a collective primary goal of reducing carbon emissions and waste in the renewables sector to support a sustainable society and resilient economy.
1. NO POVERTY: Eradicating poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice and the key to unlocking an enormous human potential. Still, nearly half of the world’s population lives in poverty, and lack of food and clean water is killing thousands of people every single day of the year. Together, we can feed the hungry, wipe out disease and give everyone in the world a chance to prosper and live a productive and rich life.
2. ZERO HUNGER: Hunger is the leading cause of death in the world. Our planet has provided us with tremendous resources, but unequal access and inefficient handling leaves millions of people malnourished. If we promote sustainable agriculture with modern technologies and fair distribution systems, we can sustain the whole world’s population and make sure that nobody will ever suffer from hunger again.
3. GOOD HEALTH & WELL BEING: Over the last 15 years, the number of childhood deaths has been cut in half. This proves that it is possible to win the fight against almost every disease. Still, we are spending an astonishing amount of money and resources on treating illnesses that are surprisingly easy to prevent. Good Health involves promoting healthy lifestyles, implementing preventative measures, and improving efficiency and deployment of more modernized healthcare for everyone.
4. QUALITY EDUCATION: Liberates the intellect, unlocks the imagination and is fundamental for self-respect. It is the key to prosperity and opens a world of opportunities, making it possible for each of us to contribute to a progressive, healthy society. Learning benefits every human being and should be available to all.
5. GENDER EQUALITY: Bias is undermining our social fabric and devalues all of us. It is not just a human rights issue; it is a tremendous waste of the world’s human potential. By denying women equal rights, we deny half the population a chance to live life to its fullest. Political, economic and social equality for women will benefit all of humanity. Together we must strive to eradicate, not only gender inequality, but also all prejudices that deny people the civil rights, respect and dignity that they deserve.
6. CLEAN DRINKING WATER & SANITATION: One in three people live without sanitation. This is causing unnecessary disease and death. Although significant strides have been made regarding access to clean drinking water, lack of sanitation is undermining these advances. If we provide affordable equipment and education in hygiene practices, we can dramatically reduce the senseless suffering and loss of life.
7. AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY: Energy is becoming cheaper, more reliable and more efficient every day. Our current reliance on fossil fuels is unsustainable and harmful to the planet, which is why we have to change the way we produce and consume energy. Accelerating the implementation of new energy solutions is essential to counter climate change, one of the biggest existential threats to humankind.
8. DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: Decent Work & Economic Growth is a positive force for the whole planet. This is why we must make sure that financial progress creates decent and fulfilling jobs while not harming the environment. We must protect labour rights and once and for all put a stop to modern slavery and child labour. If we promote job creation with expanded access to banking and financial services, we can make sure that everybody enjoys the benefits of entrepreneurship and innovation.
9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION, & INFRASTRUCTURE: A functioning and resilient infrastructure is the foundation of every successful community. To meet future challenges, our industries and infrastructure must be upgraded. For this, we need to promote innovative sustainable technologies and ensure equal and universal access to information and financial markets. This will bring prosperity, create jobs and ensure that we build stable and prosperous societies across the globe.
10. REDUCED INEQUALITIES: Too much of the world’s wealth is held by a very small group of people. This often leads to financial and social discrimination. In order for nations to flourish, equality and prosperity must be available to everyone – regardless of gender, race, religious beliefs or economic status. When every individual is self-sufficient, the entire world prospers.
11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES & COMMUNITIES: The world’s population is constantly increasing. To accommodate everyone, we need to build modern, sustainable cities. For all of us to survive and prosper, we need new intelligent urban planning that creates safe, affordable and resilient cities with green and culturally-inspired living conditions.
12. RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION: Our planet has provided us with an abundance of natural resources, but we have not utilized natural resources responsibly and currently consume them far beyond what the planet can provide. We must learn how to use and produce in sustainable ways that will reverse the harm that we have inflicted on Mother Earth
13. CLIMATE CHANGE: Climate change is a real and undeniable threat to our entire civilization. The effects are already visible and will be catastrophic unless we act now. Through education, innovation and adherence to our climate commitments, we can make the necessary changes to protect the planet. These changes also provide huge opportunities to modernize existing infrastructure resulting in the creation of new jobs and greater worldwide prosperity.
14. LIFE BELOW WATER: Healthy oceans, lakes, rivers, wetlands, and streams are essential to our existence. Oceans cover 70% of our planet and we rely on them for food, energy and water. Yet, we have managed to do tremendous damage to these precious resources. We must protect them by eliminating pollution and over fishing and immediately start to responsibly manage and protect all aquatic life around the world.
15. LIFE ON LAND: A flourishing life on land is the foundation for our life on this planet. We are all part of the planet’s biosphere and we have caused severe damage to it through deforestation, loss of natural habitats and land degradation. Promoting a sustainable use of our ecosystems and preserving biodiversity is not a cause; it is the key to our own survival.
16. PEACE, JUSTICE, & STRONG INSTITUTIONS: Compassion and a strong moral compass is essential to every democratic society. Yet, persecution, injustice and abuse are still rampant and tearing at the very fabric of civilization. We must ensure that we have strong institutions, global standards of justice, and a commitment to peace everywhere.
17. PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS: The Global Goals can only be met if we work together. International investments and support is needed to ensure innovative technological development, fair trade and market access, especially for developing countries. To build a better world, we need to be supportive, empathetic, inventive, passionate, and above all, cooperative.