We are half way to 2030 and the ambitious goals agreed in 2015 including the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are under threat, action is urgently needed, there is no time to lose.
World leaders will gather at the UN SDG Summit on 18-19 September 2023, but time is running out on the negotiations for the Political Declaration now, we need governments to step up and deliver a new deal for people and planet based on global justice.
Recent years have seen a series of inter-locking crises leading to growing inequality, escalating cost of living and devastating impacts around the world, pushing many people further behind. The Covid-19 pandemic is still taking its toll, affecting health, education and economic opportunities. Authoritarianism, armed conflicts and militarism are tearing through already fragile communities. Millions of people are facing oppression, war, displacement, and loss of homes and livelihoods.
At the same time, the effects of the climate crisis are already affecting people and ecosystems, especially in the Global South, presenting a long-term threat to our shared home on this earth. With temperatures continuing to rise, we are witnessing irreversible slow progress impacts and an increase in extreme weather events that are already affecting communities at the frontlines.
We call on leaders to show real ambition for the coming 7 years and set out a clear pathway to deliver the SDG Stimulus Package of $500 billion to achieve the transformation embodied in the 2030 Agenda.
Step up financial commitments to deliver the ambition of the 2030 Agenda, through a fairer financial architecture. We call on governments to:
2. Social Justice
Deliver bold ambition to tackle authoritarianism, inequalities, and all forms of violence, and respect fundamental rights to ensure a fairer future for all, in which no one is left behind. We call on governments to:
3. Climate Justice
Deliver real progress on commitments for the protection of our shared home, based on the Paris Agreement goals to limit mean global temperature rise to 1.5°C. We call on governments to:
In summary, we call for an ambitious agreement at the SDG Summit on 18-19 September.
A new deal for people and planet which delivers global justice!
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