In the last few decades, the world has developed like never before. However, along with positive development, problems that humanity hasn't had to deal with before arised too. Matters such as education, health care, infrastructure and ecology are the main focus of research and discussion. There are other issues that people have to work on their own as well as countries collaborating for better results.
Conservation of the planet and its resources could starts with small changes like trying to reduce waste, if not-choose reusable alternatives and recycle. Being mindful about how much electricity you use, what fabric your clothes are made of are just examples of being environmentally friendly that everybody can give a thought to. The 2030 Sustainable Agenda has been signed by all members of the United Nations States as a plan with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for peace and prosperity for our planet and people.
Small steps lead to bigger changes
Many of the goals of the agenda could be categorized as educational because by improving education and spreading awareness, the desired results can be achieved. Issues such as gender equality, reduced inequalities and decent work and economics could be part of the school continuum along with the traditional science subjects. Teaching children that no matter what someone's gender, skin color or background, it would diminish any type of discrimination and stigma and allow equal opportunities among genders and races.
By raising better individuals a better world will inevitably follow
Additionally, SDGs focus on changing the infrastructure of cities and manufactures towards a more sustainable and innovative future. By planning constructions in a way which emphasizes the importance of nature and using its resources efficiently, waste, loss of energy and pollution could be limited to an extent. Building cities which are a collaboration between people and nature should be what societies aim for.
2023 is the greatest example of what capitalism could lead to – overconsumption. Producing more than people need. Every day, every minute, overproduction takes place and the distribution of goods is not in any way better. SDGs focus on affordable and clean energy, life below water and life on land as well as climate action which should be what people keep in mind while making simple, everyday choices such as what and how much they buy and how their purchases are being used.
Only after humanity realizes that is its our own responsibility to save this world from its dark future, change will be possible. Many experts already claim that the consequences of the damage done to nature are non-reversible but hope must not be lost. There will be a brighter future for the planet when people work as one kind – the human kind.