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Sept: SDG #17 Partnerships For the Goals

SDG 17: Partnerships For The Goals
The Local Peace Economy joins the United Nations in its call for a Decade of Action to transform the world by 2030. The 2030  Agenda for Sustainable Development 17 goals, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the futureThis  month Sustainable Development Goal the Local Peace Economy is working on is #17 Partnerships For realizing the Sustainable Development Goals.  A successful implementation  of the 17 SDGs  requires inclusive partnerships — at the global, regional, national and local levels — built upon principles and values, and upon a shared vision and shared goals placing people and the planet at the center.
  Since civilization began 5000 years ago, a few men who ruled  mainly as tribal kings, have been at war with each other,  nature and subjugated women. Civilized history has been bloody, where once men hacked each other  and innocent women and children with swords at the local city level, they can now on a global level destroy all of civilization with a push of a button. Their assault on nature has been equally as brutal. Practices on the local level, such as slash and burn, strip mining, clear cutting, over grazing has  lead to deforestation, desertification of millions of acres of once productive land and on a global level  the entire atmosphere is polluted along with all the oceans.  These actions has pushed the earth and civilization to a tipping point. Soon the speed of climate change will outrun civilization’s ability to manage it affects on all life on earth.
These changing patterns have already disrupted food production  resulting in suffering and conflict for people forced to migrate to find food because their local farm community land has become unproductive and countries that could help  make their land sustainable don’t and block their entrance at the borders leaving them in limbo, hungry and without hope for a future where no one is left behind.
Civilization around the earth has a choice to make about the future we want. Do we want a future of a post apocalypse  climate change disaster movie where civilization, because it failed to cooperative to prevent the disaster, has collapsed and roving humans bands fight and kill each other for food. That is the path we are on. Or do we want a future where citizens around the earth chose to cooperate with each other and make sure everyone has enough to eat.
   After 5000 years of male lead tribal political warfare and exploitive assault on nature which has brought civilization to the brink of destruction. It is time to change the way civilization is managed.  Civilization can no longer be managed in a male tribal completive way  that benefits only a few and leads to violence, it has to be managed in a democratic non-violent cooperative way that benefits everyone. Moving towards a civilization that is peaceful and sustainable will require world leaders, civil society and leading business to engage in this transition collaboratively. It will require sustained effort on the part of policy makers and their constituents to rethink and redefine traditional measures of wealth, prosperity and well-being.
  Time is running out for civilization, climate change is already effecting everyone of us and it going to take all of us working together to help each other to have a secure food supply and a bright future.   Goal 17 is about strengthening the means of implementation and revitalization of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.
Partnering an essential approach to SDGs

The world can tackle the climate and pollution crises together, but  these interlinked crises require urgent action from the whole of society.

The United States of America back into the Paris Agreement on climate change and its commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050, strengthens global action. If adopted by every country around the world, can still prevent the worst impacts of climate change.

A farmer in rural Nepal tends to the crops. Nature-based solutions are low-cost options to reduce climate risks, protect biodiversity and bring benefits for communities. (file photo)Sustainable agriculture keeps the earth green and people fed.

What can we do on the local level?

There is much we can do by making simply choices in our daily lives that can help our community and all communities toward a vitalization of partnership for sustainable development.

At Home and work

  • Join/create a group in local community that seeks to mobilize action on the implementation of the SDGs
  • Work with others in your company to integrate sustainability into daily operations

As a consumer at home and work

  • Buy products that come from companies that have committed to sustainable production practices and green supply chain
  • buy and issue green bonds

As a citizen and investor

  • Encourage your governments to partner with
    businesses for the implementation of the SDGs.
  • Tell your bank or investment institutions to invest in companies that manage their business sustainable
If we act now and change the way we manage civilization the rewards will be immense. With a new sustainable development plan, we can direct investment into policies and activities that protect people and restore nature.
The path to a sustainable civilization exists, it now needs inclusive partnerships — at the global, regional, national and local levels and we will able to solve the climate and pollution crisis and transform the world by 2030.
The Local Peace Economy joins the United Nations in its call for a Decade of Action to transform the world by 2030. The 2030  Agenda for Sustainable Development 17 goals, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. The spirit of human endeavor has demonstrated our shared ability to deliver the extraordinary. The 17  SDGs are our best tools/hope for people and planet.

The Local Peace Economy calls on everyone everywhere to join us and the UN and pledge: “We are resolved to a Decade of Action to free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want and to heal and secure our planet. We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are necessary.   As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind.”

A Decade of Action to deliver the SDGs | DISD

The Local Peace Economy has been working with local people and groups active within their community and joining with other communities to build a safe, just and green society where community members are free from want and suffering and are not financially supporting the suffering of others in the local and world community. So join us as we  pledge to work urgently to shift the world onto a sustainable and resilient path of peace, that leaves no one behind.

Act Now Illustration

For more information on  sustainable choices and actions visit: The UN Campaign for Individual Action: http://www.un.org/en/actnow

Information SDGs:http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment

18 February 2021

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