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Tasmania and the Sustainable Development Goals

Why does it matter to Tasmania?

The SDGs provide a holistic framework to ensure we make a positive impact on people, planet and prosperity.  

This aligns with TMEC’s commitment to:

  • Improve safety, health and wellbeing outcomes for employees, contractors and suppliers and the communities in which we operate.
  • Continually reduce adverse impacts from our processes, products, and historical legacies on the environment.
  • Increase the economic potential of our sectors and Tasmania overall.

Aligning Tasmanian operations to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is good for all of us within our industries as well as the broader local and global population. 

TMEC has partnered with Tasmanian business SDG Align to deliver a toolkit to help our members align with the SDGs.

What are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals?​

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, are a set of 17 interconnected objectives established by the United Nations in 2015. They aim to address various social, economic, and environmental challenges facing the world and provide a blueprint for a more sustainable and equitable future. The goals are designed to be achieved by the year 2030.

ONE

No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

TWO

Zero Hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.

THREE

Good Health and Well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

FOUR

Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

FIVE

Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

SIX

Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

SEVEN

Affordable and Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.

EIGHT

Decent Work and Economic Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.

NINE

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation.

TEN

Reduced Inequality

Reduce inequality within and among countries.

ELEVEN

Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.

TWELVE

Responsible Consumption and Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

THIRTEEN

Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

FOURTEEN

Life Below Water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.

FIFTEEN

Life on Land

Protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, manage forests sustainably, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

SIXTEEN

Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels.

SEVENTEEN

Partnerships for the Goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

These goals matter because they address some of the most pressing issues faced by humanity today. By adopting a holistic and integrated approach, the SDGs recognise that social, economic, and environmental challenges are interconnected and should be tackled collectively.

Why does it matter to Tasmania?

The SDGs provide a holistic framework to ensure we make a positive impact on people, planet and prosperity.  

This aligns with TMEC’s commitment to:

  • Improve safety, health and wellbeing outcomes for employees, contractors and suppliers and the communities in which we operate.
  • Continually reduce adverse impacts from our processes, products, and historical legacies on the environment.
  • Increase the economic potential of our sectors and Tasmania overall.

Aligning Tasmanian operations to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is good for all of us within our industries as well as the broader local and global population. 

TMEC has partnered with Tasmanian business SDG Align to deliver a toolkit to help our members align with the SDGs.

 

What are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals?

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, are a set of 17 interconnected objectives established by the United Nations in 2015. They aim to address various social, economic, and environmental challenges facing the world and provide a blueprint for a more sustainable and equitable future. The goals are designed to be achieved by the year 2030.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are as follows:

  1. No Poverty: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
  2. Zero Hunger: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.
  3. Good Health and Well-being: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
  4. Quality Education: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
  5. Gender Equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth: Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.
  9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation.
  10. Reduced Inequality: Reduce inequality within and among countries.
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
  13. Climate Action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
  14. Life Below Water: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.
  15. Life on Land: Protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, manage forests sustainably, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
  16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels.
  17. Partnerships for the Goals: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

These goals matter because they address some of the most pressing issues faced by humanity today. By adopting a holistic and integrated approach, the SDGs recognise that social, economic, and environmental challenges are interconnected and should be tackled collectively.

How can our member businesses take action?

To toolkit is designed to get more businesses thinking about what you can do as a business to improve your impact – this means reducing negative impacts and amplifying the positive impacts. Often the larger industries already have many of these goals throughout their decision-making, but we want to make sure it’s easier for everyone regardless of business size. 

The initial input takes about 10 minutes and covers your personal attitudes and business actions, your view of where your industry is at and where it should be, and the role you play in the community.

The toolkit then lets you explore your personalised dashboard. From here you can pick and prioritise actions you want to take, place a due date and download a shareable report which can be shared with stakeholders. 

Over the coming months, the TMEC team will be working with SDG Align to ensure the actions in the toolkit fit the Tasmanian industry context and our roadmaps. 

We encourage you to get started, explore and be inspired by the impact you are already making and the new actions you can take – don’t forget to sign the declaration and share your journey. As a jurisdiction that is already at Net Zero, Tasmania has a lot to be proud of, and this will alow us to get even better and have the proof that we’re taking measurable, meaningful action. 

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