The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) comprises 17 global goals that are interrelated and targeted to cover a broad range of social and economic development issues. The SDG replaces the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and apply to all countries worldwide. Development in all sectors can be mapped to the SDGs. For mining, such a mapping has been carried out in the following report:
- The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Economic Forum released the report “Mapping Mining to the Sustainable Development Goals: An Atlas”, which is available in English, Spanish and French.
The Atlas maps the relationship between mining and the SDGs by using examples of good practice in the industry and existing knowledge and resources in sustainable development that if replicated or scaled up could make useful contributions to the SDGs.