Hybrid Workshop Series on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with Emphasis on Three Pillars; Health Tourism – Environmental Pillar
2030 Agenda seeks to strengthen the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. The Implementation of the 2030 Agenda requires a more holistic, coherent and integrated approach at the national, regional and global levels. Policies to implement the 2030 Agenda need to address inter-linkages within the social sector, as well as between the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. Similarly, existing institutions or institutional mechanisms that are working in the field of social development will have to adjust or expand the scope of work so as to accommodate the new mandates arising from the SDGs.
The environmental pillar focuses on renewable energy, waste management, sustainable agriculture, and reducing deforestation.
This pillar includes SDG 6 aims to ensure universal access to clean water and sanitation for all, SDG 7 aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all, SDG 12 aims to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns, SDG 13 aims to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, SDG 14 aims to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development, and SDG 15 aims to protect, restore, and promote the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, forests, and biodiversity. The environmental pillar is imperative as it creates a more sustainable world for future generations, and overall helps to mitigate climate change. Many companies are focused on reducing their carbon footprints, packaging waste, water usage, and other damage to the environment. Besides helping the planet, these practices can have a positive financial impact.