Sustainable Development

How much progress is being made on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?

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Multiple global crises are putting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals in “grave danger”. Image: Unsplash/Markus Spiske

Stefan Ellerbeck
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Number of people living in poverty between 2015 and 2022.
The COVID-19 pandemic pushed an additional 93 million people globally into extreme poverty. Image: United Nations

Global health statistics.
COVID-19 led to an estimated 15 million related deaths by the end of 2021. Image: United Nations

Proportion of population with electricity access between 2010 and 2020.
Almost 10% of the global population still doesn’t have access to electricity. Image: United Nations

Population covered by a mobile network in 2021.
88% of the global population is covered by a mobile network. Image: United Nations

Implications of climate change.
The UN says our window to avoid climate catastrophe is closing rapidly. Image: United Nations

Change of forest area coverage between 2000 and 2020.
The world’s forests are declining at a slower rate than in previous decades. Image: United Nations


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