Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

These are goals (17 in all) developed by the United Nations to address the urgent environmental, political and economic challenges facing our world. Their ultimate goal is to end poverty, while protecting the planet and building economic growth.

You can find out more information about Ireland’s progress towards achieving the SDGs at Ireland’s Hub for Sustainable Development Goals (geohive.ie) The 17 goals are:

1. No poverty
2. Zero hunger
3. Good health and well-being
4. Quality education
5. Gender equality
6. Clean water and sanitation
7. Affordable and clean energy
8. Decent work and economic growth
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
10. Reduced inequalities
11. Sustainable cities and communities
12. Responsible consumption and production
13. Climate action
14. Life below water
15. Life on land
16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
17. Partnerships for the goals

 

Related Terms

Adaptation

Biodiversity

Carbon budgets

Cap and trade system

Carbon credits

Carbon neutral

Carbon tax

Circular economy

Climate

Climate change

Climate Action Delivery Board

Climate Action Fund

Climate Action Plan

Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill

Climate Change Advisory Council

Climate neutral economy

Climate resilience

Decarbonisation

Effort Sharing Regulation

Effort Sharing Legislation

Effort Sharing Decision

Electricity interconnector

Emissions projections

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EU Emissions Trading System (ETS)

European Green Deal (2019)

Green economy

Greenhouse Gas Emissions / GHGs

Global warming potential (GWP)

LULUCF / Land use, land-use change and forestry

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

National Energy and Climate Plan

Net zero emissions

NZEB ‘Nearly Zero Energy Buildings’

Paris Agreement

Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS)

Renewable energy

Sectoral Adaptation Plans

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

Treaty

UNFCCC COP

UNFCCC