The UN Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs) were adopted by all UN Member states in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
They are designed to be a “shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future” and serve as a holistic framework that addresses all 3 pillars of sustainability. We are already 3 years into this critical “decade of action,” so we need all hands on deck!

The SDGs are intended to tackle the most pressing issues of our time and are designed to leave no one behind. It’s important to note that the SDGs are interconnected, and there are many points of overlap as they address complex and interrelated issues such as socioeconomic inequality and climate change.

If you’re interested in using the SDGs as a sustainability framework, the first thing to do is understand the SDGs. This guide and the associated supporting resources are a great place to get started. The guide covers each of the 17 SDGs through the lens of tourism operators and offers example actions for each goal as well as advice on prioritizing which SDGs best align with your organization or project.

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Interested in learning more about the SDGs as a framework for your sustainability journey? Click on the buttons above to download BCTSN Guide 2 on UN Sustainable Development Goals and the supporting resources.

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