Here are some facts and ideas that businesses can consider while developing their plans to take action to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 13 to 15.
Sustainable Development Goals #13 – Climate Action
Companies have to commit to taking urgent action to tackle climate change and its impacts. Companies can educate their staff about climate change, reduce their carbon footprint in the business operations, and invest in renewable energy.
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Sustainable Development Goals #14 – Life Below Water
Companies can prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds in their operations, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution. Businesses can spread the message about how important marine life is and the need to protect it, and also invest in conserving coastal and marine areas.
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Sustainable Development Goals #15 – Life on Land
Companies can ensure that their operations do not result in significant degradation of natural habitats and the loss of biodiversity. Companies can partner with governments and local communities to protect ecosystems and prevent the extinction of threatened species. Companies can also finance sustainable forest management, and conservation and reforestation efforts.
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