Innovation That Matters

Innovation and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by 2030.

This Springwise series showcases the innovative technology and solutions that will help us to get there.

Read our latest SDG Focus features below

SDG 2: Zero hunger

For decades, humanity made progress on hunger and malnutrition. But the COVID-19 pandemic has reversed this trend. And going forward there is a simple equation: the world will need to produce about 70 per cent more food by 2050 to feed an estimated 9 billion people

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SDG 13: Climate action

The world is on course for warming of around 2.7 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Scientists warn that this level of warming will cause massive social, economic, and environmental damage. Urgent action is needed now to limit the effects of climate change – effects that are already being seen around the world

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SDG 3: Good health and wellbeing

Dramatic improvements in life expectancy have been a major success story of the past three centuries. But the current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerability of these gains, while exposing persistent health inequalities between different parts of the world

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