We partner with local organizations, businesses, government agencies and non-profit groups on breaking down silos for maximum impact to engage our communities on sustainability and the Agenda 2030, also known as #GlobalGoals that contain the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The commitment to Sustainability is personal to our chapter! We traveled to and participated in the historic and groundbreaking U.N. Conference hosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012 “Rio+20” that gave birth to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The global call on implementation and achieving the SDGs by the year 2030 is informing all of our programs and events.
Cities are crucial partners in the implementation of the SDGs. We are proudly partnering with the City of San Diego’s Sustainability Office on integrating its efforts on sustainability into the larger international framework of the SDGs – see HERE its Climate Action Plan (CAP) report for 2019 that incorporates for the first time the SDGs.
In the years to come, our expertise on the SDGs and connections within the United Nations will inform its county-wide policies, sustainable development, and business plans for a more sustainable future benefiting citizens within the county.
In partnership with our local peers at Heirs To Our Oceans, Oceana Southern California, Greenpeace San Diego, San Diego 350 and WildCoast – to just name a few – we join forces to raise awareness about the dangers of Offshore Oil Drilling, microplastics in our oceans and drinking water, reduced biodiversity and overall health of our oceans that drive temperatures and provides humanity with more than 70% of our oxygen we breathe.
All these efforts are paired with local and national legislative outreach to ensure policies that keep our oceans clean and stabilize our climate as well as our livelihoods.
Check our social media for the latest collaboration HERE.
Monitoring and advocating for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in our local community, our volunteers host public information sessions, present in colleges, speak during conferences and panels on our collective impact. Highlighting shared responsibilities on production & consumption (SDG12) with a strong component on taking action to influence local and state legislation for sustainable policies.
The World Needs the UN. The UN Needs You. The San Diego Chapter (UNA-USA San Diego), established in 1946, promotes engagement with the United Nations by translating its global initiatives into our local context.