An analytical study of sustainable development goals
Author(s): Sunil Dutt
Abstract: Earth is home to all living organisms but greed of human beings has put the life of many organisms in danger. Consequently the environmental degradation caused numerous health hazards across the globe. The environment can be sustained with the help of environmental friendly development or sustainable development. The concept of sustainable development has emerged from a series of summits and conferences; Consequently UNO has come out with 17 SDGs containing 169 associate targets. It covers wide range of objectives such as poverty alleviation, good health, quality education, gender equality, environmental conservation, sustainable industrialization etc. which are legally non binding but needed to be accomplished by UNO members by 2030. They are considered as successors of millennium development goals which were established following the Millennium Summit of United Nations in 2000. The members of UNO were committed to achieve these goals by 2015 but under Sustainable Development more comprehensive goals were set up to sustain all forms of life be it aquatic or terrestrial. The widespread industrialization has deteriorated the quality of life in such a way that land, water and air all have been polluted. Consequently the Earth’s carrying capacity, ground water level are also in danger. The North-South divide is also spreading due to over population in southern hemispheric countries and inequitable sharing of resources. The objective of this research paper is to analyze sustainable development goals so that the future perspectives in all forms of life can be generated.