Maryam Eqan, The Earth Needs Love

We are left with ten years only to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The Secretary-General of United Nations is calling everyone to mobilize a striving and immediate Decade of Action to meet the Goals by 2030.

We are hopeful because human has the ability to deliver the extraordinary. The 2030 Agenda is a direction for a sustainable world. The Global Goals are our finest hope for 5Ps of sustainability —for people, for planet, for prosperity, for peace and for partnerships. Sustainable Development Goals are needed to be delivered now. If not now, then when? If not us, then who?

The year 2020 has initiated us to endorse our global commitment towards achieving the 2030 agenda. It is of too much importance now to mobilize for accelerated actions because we are left with 10 years only. To intensify this Decade of Action, the United Nations will call on the continual assistance of local, national and global partners to safeguard and improve current efforts. The imperativeness of this decade calls for stimulation of all sectors of society to secure better participation and leadership, more resources and improved, game-changing solutions to address growing inequality and the intensifying climate emergency. 

At Present, people have better access to quality healthcare services, education and larger prospects for decent employment. However, inequities, particularly for women and girls, and the growing climate crisis jeopardize the growth accomplished so far. Over the next ten years, the world is called to fight against these threats to guarantee that by 2030 no one is left behind. 

The Decade of Action is expected to (United Nation, 2020):

Mobilize Everyone, Everywhere

  • We will work to create an unstoppable force linked to the Global Goals.
  •  We will identify risks to ensure no one is left behind.
  • This requires each of us to take action—individually and collectively, locally and globally.

Demand Urgency And Ambition

  • We must be the generation to end extreme poverty, win the race against climate change and conquer injustice and gender inequality.
  • We will hold leaders to account and point to what is possible when action delivers results.

Supercharge Ideas To Solutions

  • We will shine a light on solutions that expand access and demonstrate the possibilities of ideas.
  • We will drive sustainable innovation, financial investments, and technology—while making space in our communities and cities for young people to lead.

We Are Humans, We Can Deliver, And We Have Ten Years To Transform This World

About the Author: Maryam Eqan is the Founder/Chairperson of The Earth Needs Love. She is a Climate Reality Leader (Climate Reality Project) and an SDG Advocate trained by Global Initiative of Youth Development. She is an environmentalist by profession as well as by passion.