What Do We Do With Them?
Goals. Targets. Steps Forward.
What are they?
It is the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Addresses 3 dimensions of Sustainable Development: economic, social, environmental
From 1 January 2016 for the next 15 years
People Planet Prosperity Peace Partnership
Adopted by heads of states of governments across the world
Governments have primary responsibility of follow-up and review, at national, regional and global level in relation to progress in implementing the goals
Quality, accessible,timely, and reliable disaggregated data is vital
Indicators are being developed, and assistance is proposed to build statistical capacity in developing countries
Which SDGs are relevant to the Mountains?
16 RELEVANT FOR MOUNTAINS
EACH GOAL HAS TARGETS UNDER IT TO MEASURE PROGRESS
What Can Mountain States Do?
NITI Aayog has mapped SDGs, placing each goal under the domain of a specific Ministry (with allied departments and ministries)
Follow other international covenants and lead the country in incorporating mountain-specific policies in national sustainable development strategies
Activate State Planning Departments to map responsibility for SDGs within the state, planning for region-specific sub-targets
Track progress on SDGs and address gaps and shortfalls
Integrated Mountain Initiative