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.
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture; learn more here.
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages; learn more here.
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all; learn more here.
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all; learn more here.
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all; learn more here.
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all; learn more here.
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation; learn more here.
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable; learn more here.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts; learn more here.
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development; learn more here.
Protect, 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.
Promote 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.
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development; learn more here.