Our Mission

Achieving the SDGs

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are 17 global goals that all member states of the United Nationes have promised to achieve by 2030. As of today – no goals has been achieved. We want to change that.

The Sustainable Development Goals

“The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the world’s best plan to build a better world for people and our planet by 2030. Adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, the SDGs are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the environment.” (Source: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/)

The problem is that the world has not achieve any of those goals – nor are we even close in achieving them. Why does that matter? We are currently about 7bn people on this planet and the population is growing. Most western countries, have peaked in population, but the majority of the world has not. South-Asia and South-East Asia will have the largest middle-class in the not so distance future. 

This means more consumption. Unfortunately, we have already blown through our planetary boundaries. 

One Example

Just one example: In Pakistan water scarcity will likely be reached by 2025. This means that each Pakistani will have less than 1000 cubic meters of water per year, despite  around 5000 glaciers in the north.

The scarcity is the result of a combination of poor infrastructure, underpriced water, largely un-taxed agriculture (which uses mostly surface water), urbanisation and population growth. Due to the already existing water shortage, ground water has to be used, which can’t replenish fast enough.

Climate Change will exacerbated the situation. Frequent heat waves, unreliable monsoon seasons and shorter winters will result in a country literaly running dry. 

The problem is even more complex when looking at Pakistan’s social system, and for example the role of agriculture and forestry. One thing is pretty clear though – Pakistan’s citizens will at one point have to fight for water or migrate to neighbouring countries, which will themselves face water shortages. 

Our Missions

Pakistan is only one country, but this story holds true for so many developing countries and soon enough for developed countries. 

The problems we face as a global citizens are complex and there is no magic bullet. We need to work together to solve these complex problems. This is why our mission is SDG 17 – Partnership for the Goals.

As an organisation we are small – but if we work together, harness the experiences and resources of many – we can achieve the SDGs. 

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