The overall target of SDG 17 is for countries to assist each other in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). This particularly puts emphasis on more developed countries to commit to assisting less developed countries to reach the objectives of the 16 other SDG’s. Collaboration is essential if we, in a global sense, are going to achieve the objectives set out in the Sustainable Development Goals and create a more sustainable world. To stimulate the progress of implementing the SDG’s in poorer countries the economically more developed countries need to provide varying forms of support.
The completion of many of the SDG’s requires a great deal of investment. This is so more sustainable technologies can be developed and implemented. In countries where governments and economies are often more juvenile in their development funding for such projects is difficult to put together. To bridge this financial vacuum richer nations, and organizations such as the world bank, need to provide the funding necessary to implement more sustainable technologies, and fund educational programs so that people understand how to use them.
To implement the SDG’s, people need to know what they are and what they mean. In many countries’ education isn’t a given, but a luxury, that many are unable to access. To improve our collective knowledge of the environmental, economic and social factors affecting our world countries with access to educational resources need to share them with less developed countries, so that together we can work towards a more sustainable future.
To further the development of less economically developed countries requires a fair and universally beneficial global marketplace. To facilitate this requires the dedication of all nations to observe a set of universal trade legislation, that gives no single or collective set of nations an unfair advantage over the others. A fair and unbiased trade system will allow poorer nations to increase their export prospects and improve the economic conditions in their own countries.
Technology is a key factor in turning the tide against the climate emergency: it provides the means of continuing global economic and social development, whilst simultaneously decreasing our collective environmental impact. Currently most green technology is created and developed in richer nations: due to the fact they can throw more resources at it. To improve the technological advancement in developing countries the richer nations need to share and implement the technology that they have developed. These technologies include recent developments, such as: renewable energy production methods, environmentally efficient vehicles and educational technologies like computers and tablets.
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