In 2018 the Green Award Foundation has embraced the so-called “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, an agenda adopted (in 2015) by all 193 member states of the United Nations. This agenda provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its hearts are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are an urgent call for action by all countries in a global partnership. The 17 SDGs each consist of targets, events, publications, and actions.
The UN’s member states recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go together with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth, all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. Each year there’s an action week to raise awareness for the SDGs and to mobilize millions of people around the world to take action to accelerate sustainable impact across the world. The last week of September there’s the global SDG action week.
Green Award is joining this action week. In the certification programmes of Green Award for seagoing and EU inland navigation there are overall 200+ items in the certification requirements which are consistent to 13 of the UN SDGs. Over 175 partners to our programmes (ports, maritime service providers, and suppliers) provide incentives to the ships certified by Green Award. Together we make it happen!