The Sustainable Development Goals National Implementation Plan 2018 – 2020 was launched by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment on 30th April 2018.
The plan is in direct response to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and provides a whole-of-government approach to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Plan identifies four strategic priorities to guide implementation:
- Awareness: raise public awareness of the SDGs;
- Participation: provide stakeholders opportunities to engage and contribute to follow-up and review processes, and further develop national implementation of the Goals;
- Support: encourage and support efforts of communities and organisations to contribute towards meeting the SDGs, and foster public participation; and
- Policy alignment: develop alignment of national policy with the SDGs and identify opportunities for policy coherence.
Among the Sustainable Future Themes and Principles for Sustainable Development is Respect for ecological integrity and biodiversity – the abundance of wildlife and extent of habitats should be maintained, improved and restored where necessary, through sustainable management. These goals include:
- Clean water and sanitation
- Affordable and clean energy
- Climate Action
- Life below water & Life on Land