Informing your decisions in a world of limited resources
The world has entered a phase of near peak carbon emissions and water scarcity. Sustainable development is even more pressing and it has three pillars: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental sustainability. National carbon emission reduction commitments are on the horizon following the Lima Call for Climate Action. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were formally adopted by a 193-Member United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2015.
Achieving the SDGs will require changes at a national level to how our resources are planned for and managed (urban development, infrastructure, energy, transport and utilities) to improve the wellbeing of our citizens and sustain biodiversity.