Interconnectedness of the Goals: Goal 10 & Goal 12
Updated: Nov 4, 2018
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One of the most exciting aspects of the Global Goals is their interconnectedness. Previously, the multiple areas of development have been treated rather separately within their own categories. Now, however, we have a way to explore how social, environmental and economic development are all related to one another. This year, we are exploring how each goal and their associated targets need to see the achievement of each other in order to be fulfilled as a whole.
Goal 10 aims to ensure everyone has equal opportunity to succeed and live their best life possible, regardless of social and physical factors, and Goal 12 aims to ensure businesses, governments and individuals adopt both sustainable consumption and sustainable production patterns.
The most important target when it comes to the interrelation between these two goals is Target 12.4: By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.
People who live in lower socio-economic areas sometimes live near disposal areas, especially for chemicals. By ensuring the safe management of these chemicals, the people in these areas will be less likely to experience any negative side effects of air pollution or water or soil contamination.
To find out more about these two goals and their interrelatedness, you can read more by visiting #Goal10: #ReducedInequalities and #Goal12: #ResponsibleConsumption and #ResponsibleProduction.