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The United Nations Sustainability Goals

An overview of the UN sustainability goals and their link to Design Thinking.

The UN sustainability goals are a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity between the people and the planet. There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals which have been developed as a call to action for all countries to improve equity, spur growth and to tackle climate change (amongst others). Many governments (and sub governments) prioritise the goals or merge the goals into actions for their communities.

To get an overview take a few minutes and familarise yourself with the United Nations 17 goals.

For this course we will investigate goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.


Read through goal 12 – the overview, targets and indicators and progress and info.

What are your thoughts at achieving the indicators 12.3, 12.4, and 12.5.

Have a read through other peoples comments and add your own thoughts to the section below.

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