The implementation of the 17 adopted sustainability goals has just been reviewed in New York – and our Green Minister for Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture Jens Kerstan (leeft picture) was there to report on what Hamburg in Germany is already doing and how we can achieve the goals set.
He says: “We were the first federal state to prepare our sustainability report in the form of a Voluntary Local Review and thus want to be measured against the UN goals. I am proud of this achievement. The report shows where we are already on the right track, but also where our open flanks are. In New York, I will exchange views on global supply chains and the green economy with the international city representatives from Sao Paulo, among others. At the halfway point of the 2030 Agenda, we want to make it clear once again that cities and urban areas are key to achieving the goals. This is where it will ultimately be decided whether sustainable development will be a success. That is why the way cities approach and develop the issue of sustainability is of central importance”.
But the Greens 60plus were also there by zoom: At an official side event on the occasion of the conference, the green senior policy spokeswoman of. Hamburg, Christa Möller-Metzger, was invited together with 80 international representatives to talk about the implementation of age-friendly cities. That is also one of the goals! It’s great to see what’s already happening in Cochin, South India, in townships in Kenya or in Korea. And Hamburg is also becoming more and more age-friendly! We are on the right track!
With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda in 2015, the international community under the umbrella of the United Nations committed itself to 17 global goals for a better future. The guiding principle of the 2030 Agenda is to enable a decent life worldwide and at the same time to preserve the natural basis of life in the long term. This includes economic, ecological and social aspects. In doing so, the 2030 Agenda emphasises the joint responsibility of all actors: politics, business, science, civil society – and every individual.