United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 15: LIFE ON LAND

UN Goal 15 Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss [Katy Vance, Yokohama International School, Japan] Life on Land is a sweeping goal with over twelve different targets as wide ranging as combating poaching and trafficking, the preservation … Continue reading United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 15: LIFE ON LAND

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14: LIFE BELOW WATER

UN Goal 14 Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources [Barb Reid & Mairin Raisdana, United World College of Southeast Asia - East Campus, Singapore] Oceans and seas cover 70% of the planet.  The well-being of our planet, and all life on it, depends on our ability to keep our rivers, seas … Continue reading United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14: LIFE BELOW WATER

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13: CLIMATE ACTION

UN Goal 13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts [Jeremy Willette, Shanghai American School, China] Climate change impacts every person and every thing on our planet. Our choice to address or ignore climate change literally means the difference between life and death for us as a species as well as millions … Continue reading United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13: CLIMATE ACTION

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12: RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION

UN Goal 12 Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns [Courtney Park, ABA International School, Muscat, Oman] Most of us live in a throw-away society, where it’s cheaper and easier to replace something than to have it repaired. We order more food than we can eat, and throw away the extra. Technology is created with a … Continue reading United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12: RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION & PRODUCTION

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES & COMMUNITIES

UN Goal 11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable [Sally Bray, NIST International School, Bangkok, Thailand] This goal advocates developing cities that are environmentally sustainable, and communities that are equitable and diverse, focusing on: access to affordable housing and basic services; safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable public transport; inclusive, integrated and … Continue reading United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11: SUSTAINABLE CITIES & COMMUNITIES

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 10: REDUCED INEQUALITIES

UN Goal 10 Reduce inequality within and among countries [Lisa Crofts, Scotch College, Perth, Australia] The impact of colonisation in Australia on aboriginal people has been devastating. Attempts to close the gap in health, education, life expectancy, imprisonment and representation have failed, and Aboriginal people continue to live in generational disadvantage. The following books contains high quality fiction … Continue reading United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 10: REDUCED INEQUALITIES

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 9: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION & INFRASTRUCTURE

UN Goal 9 Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation [Catherine Bae, The International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia] In the hope of creating a modern society, one must look into industry, innovation and infrastructure. Many developing countries are working hard to establish the foundation for these goals. And with every … Continue reading United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 9: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION & INFRASTRUCTURE

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 8: DECENT WORK & ECONOMIC GROWTH

UN Goal 8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all [Karthika Gopalakrishnan, Neev Academy, Bangalore, India] This goal trains the focus on sustained growth, individual productivity, and its link to economic progress."Decent work" refers to the idea that an individual can work in a safe, secure … Continue reading United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 8: DECENT WORK & ECONOMIC GROWTH

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7: AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY

UN Goal 7 Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy [Lisa Miller & Elaine Fong, Canadian International School, Singapore] “The world is making progress towards Goal 7, with encouraging signs that energy is becoming more sustainable and widely available. Access to electricity in poorer countries has begun to accelerate, energy efficiency continues to … Continue reading United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7: AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6: CLEAN WATER & SANITATION

UN Goal 6 Ensure access to water and sanitation for all [Lisa Toner, Concordia International School, Shanghai, China] Fresh water is necessary for the survival of all living organisms on earth. It is water that carries nutrients to our cells, water that flushes out toxic wastes from our bodies and water that helps us to … Continue reading United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6: CLEAN WATER & SANITATION