Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, 193 world leaders committed to achieving 17 “Sustainable Development Goals” related to the environmental, social and economic challenges facing our world.

“Science is essential for the achievement of SDG.”

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of global goals and indicators, in effect since January 2016, defined by the United Nations to frame its policies over the next 15 years. They are implemented through the 2030 Agenda to transform the world.

The SDGs were conceived at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro in 2012. They replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which in 2000 launched a global initiative to address the indignity of poverty.

They constitute a bold commitment for addressing the most urgent problems facing the world today. The 17 objectives are interrelated, meaning that the success of one affects the others.

The SDGs are special in that they cover issues that affect all of humanity. They are ambitious because their goal is that no one is left behind. More importantly, they encourage us to create a safer, more sustainable and prosperous planet.

More than 100 projects consistent with the SDGs per year

With more than 1,000 projects since its founding, IHCantabria is constantly working to help meet the challenges of sustainable development through international, national and local projects, with large partnerships with public and private entities.