Sustainable Development Goals

From Open Risk Manual


A set of goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015 to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The concept of sustainable development integrates and addresses three distinct yet overlapping aspects: economic, social and environmental sustaibility

SDG List

The Sustainable Development Goals are (along with a proposed classification[1]):

Development Goal Classification
1. No Poverty. End poverty in all its forms everywhere Society
2. Zero Hunger. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture Society
3. Good Health and Well-being. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages Society
4 Quality Education. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education andlifelong learning opportunities for all Society
5. Gender Equality. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls Society
6. Clean Water and Sanitation. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Biosphere
7. Affordable and Clean Energy. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all Society
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all Economy
9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Economy
10. Reducing Inequality. Reduce inequality within and among countries Economy
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Society
12 Responsible Consumption and Production. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Economy
13. Climate Action. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Biosphere
14. Life Below Water. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development Biosphere
15. Life On Land. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss Biosphere
16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels Society
17. Partnerships for the Goals. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development Cross-cutting


  1. Rockström, J. and P. Sukhdev (2016), How food connects all the SDGs, Stockholm Resilience Centre