Values and definitions


The Environmental Journalist aims to benefit the spreading of knowledge regarding environmental issues such as climate change, pollution, biodiversity loss and access to natural resources.

What is sustainable development?

Sustainable Development is defined as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (UN SDGs, n.d.) The term comprises of three core elements: economic stability, social (inclusive) development and environmental conservation. The idea is that if these key elements are equally integrated, development will lead to the well-being of people and the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems.

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) consist of 17 goals, as part of the 2030 Development Agenda of the UN General Assembly. The Agenda was adopted by 193 Parties (countries and other actors) in 2015 and came into force in 2016. Over 15 years these Parties have committed to mobilise efforts and take action to address the following goals:

The SGDs follow up on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for 2015.  The new goals have been expanded and call for all countries (rich, middle-income and poor) to promote economic growth while ending poverty, promoting multiple social needs such as health, education, inequality and basic needs, while tackling anthropogenic climate change and biodiversity and ecosystem conservation (UN SDGS, n.d.).

To learn more, please visit this website by the United Nations regarding the Sustainable Development Goals.

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