On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders committed their Governments for achieving 17 Goals, which have come to be known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The objectives of committing to these 17 Goals is to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years (2015-2030):
- End extreme poverty.
- Fight inequality & injustice.
- Fix climate change.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are so laid out that they can get these things done, in all countries and for for all people. However, in order for India to achieve the SDGs by 2030, it is important that the Goals are read and understood by all citizens of India, as well as all Government officials – politicians as well as bureaucrats.
Since India is a land of bio-, cultural and linguistic diversity, the Urban Ecology – Research & Action Lab is working to develop an innovative tool to ensure that the SDGs are read and understood by each and every citizen of India.