Sustainable Development Goals

  • SDG 17

    SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals

    14 June 2018 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    Continuing our series of blog posts about the relationship between the Sustainable Development Goals and Fairtrade, Goal number 17 is Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

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    Changing trade means action on climate change

    19 April 2018 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    With Earth Day coming up on April 22nd, we’re looking at how Fairtrade relates to Sustainable Development Goal 13 – take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. According to the UN, “climate change affects every country on every continent. [It] presents the single biggest threat to development, and its widespread, unprecedented impacts disproportionately burden the poorest and most vulnerable.”

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    Changing Trade Starts With Gender Equality

    8 March 2018 by Julie Francoeur, Fairtrade Canada

    As today is International Women’s Day, we are focusing on Sustainable Development Goal number 5 – achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

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    Changing trade starts with sustainable cities and communities

    5 February 2018 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    The focus of Sustainable Development Goal number 11 is sustainable cities and communities. Increased urbanization as a result of migration from rural areas to cities sees increasing pressure on housing, energy and other resources. More than half the world’s population live in cities today, with over 800 million people living in slums. 

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  • Fairtrade and the Sustainable Development Goals – An Introduction

    9 January 2018 by Ian Brown, Fairtrade Canada

    In 2015 the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) intended to transform our world – to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. 

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