India And SDG 13:
In a written reply to Rajya Sabha Union Minister for State (Environment, Forest & Climate) said that India is constantly achieving its Sustainable Development Goals.
- The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
- It is a set of 17 SDGs which recognize that action in one area will affect outcomes in others and that development must balance social, economic, and environmental sustainability.
- Countries have committed to prioritizing progress for those who are furthest behind.
- The SDGs are designed to end poverty, hunger, AIDS, and discrimination against women.
- India in recent years has made significant efforts in achieving the Goal 13th of the SDGs in particular.
- The goal calls for taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.