Winter Organic Insights 2022
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ORGANIC AGRICULTURE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
In my contribution to Organic Insights in Spring 2021, I drew attention to the four Principles
Brazil, The Millennium Declaration at the 2000 at UN summit in New York • The Johannesburg Declaration on Sustainable Development, adopted at the Sustainable Development summit in South Africa in 2002 and • The UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012. • They also incorporate elements of various other agreements such as the Paris Agreement on Climate Change of 2015. The SDGs together form the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York in 2015. The 17 SDGs are: (1) No Poverty, (2) Zero Hunger, (3) Good Health and Well-being, (4) Quality Education, (5) Gender Equality, (6) Clean Water and Sanitation, (7) Affordable and Clean Energy, (8) Decent Work and Economic Growth, (9) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, (10) Reduced Inequality, (11) Sustainable Cities and Communities, (12) Responsible Consumption and Production, (13) Climate Action, (14) Life BelowWater, (15) Life On Land, (16) Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, (17) Partnerships for the Goals.
of Organic, as determined by IFOAM International and referenced in organic standards in Australia and around the world. They are the principles of Health, Ecology, Fairness, and Care. These core concepts for organic are also most relevant to the forward planning goals universally adopted by United Nations member states, including Australia. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) In 2015, UN member states supported 17 SDGs, which will provide for a global partnership for peace into the future. The SDGs recognise that ending poverty and suffering is an essential goal if we are to improve health and education, reduce inequality, and encourage economic growth. Other goals such as tackling climate change and biodiversity depend on reduced inequality and an end to war. The SDGs were agreed after decades of work by countries and the UN. They build upon previous work of the UN, including: • Agenda 21, which was adopted after the 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro,
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