The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a blueprint to achieve better and more sustainable futures for all. They address social, economic and environmental challenges. In order to leave no one behind, in 2015 every UN member state, including Canada, committed to meeting the 17 SDGs and their targets by 2030 – less than nine years away.
Many of the SDGs are directly or indirectly relevant to food systems. The Eat Think Vote backgrounders situate their policy proposals within the SDG framework.
For those working towards food systems change, the SDGs represent objectives to which we can hold our governments accountable, provide a yardstick for progress, and act as a common ground as we work for change in partnership with actors across sectors, departments, and levels of government. Click here to learn more about Food Secure Canada’s engagement with the SDGs.