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Sustainability Tracking with the SDGs

It is often said that you get what you measure. Defining sustainability can be a challenge, however, much groundwork has already been laid at the international level in defining and tracking progress towards sustainable development. Key targets and indicators from the international Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be applied to identify gaps and opportunities in this cross-sector data analysis report. The seventeen SDGs are pictured below for reference. OPD and the PDAC are working within existing data sets to compile relevant data to track the current condition of critical resources and track progress towards meeting these goals.This planning process will ensure application of existing information and baseline data in the development a multi-sector resources plan that can be fully integrated into a stakeholder supported comprehensive development plan with short- and long-range guidance on development objectives, standards, and principles that reflects and is operationalized through supporting plans and projects as well as rules and policies across agencies and sectors in the CNMI. You can click on the links below to learn more about the SDGs.

No povertyEnd poverty in all its forms everywhere; learn more here.
End hungerEnd hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture; learn more here.
Ensure healthy lives and well-beingEnsure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages; learn more here.
Quality educationEnsure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all; learn more here.
Achieve gender equalityAchieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; learn more here.
Clean water and sanitationEnsure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all; learn more here.
Affordable and clean energyEnsure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all; learn more here.
Decent work and economic growthPromote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all; learn more here.
Industry, infrastructure, and innovationBuild resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation; learn more here.
Reduced inequalitiesReduce inequality within and among countries; learn more here.
Sustainable cities and communitiesMake cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable; learn more here.
Climate actionEnsure sustainable consumption and production patterns; learn more here.
Life below waterTake urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts; learn more here.
Life on landConserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development; learn more here.
Peace, justice, and strong institutionsProtect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss; learn more here.
Peace, justice, and strong institutionsPromote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels; learn more here.
Partnerships for the goalsStrengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development; learn more here.