Welcome to Biological Agri Solutions Association of India
Date of Issue: 14 July 2019
In 2015, the United Nations will adopt a global sustainability agenda that will shape international and German policymaking up until 2030. The sustainability agenda is to be centered around 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that have been negotiated within various interstate and expert bodies, and were presented in a synthesis report from the UN Secretary General. These Goals will also apply to the industrialized states, one of several ways they differ from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which only found application to developing countries.
The following Goals have been set and have been adopted by BASAI:
BASAI on Sustainable Development Goals, advocates the adoption of ambitious, coordinated goals. The proposed catalogue of goals is definitely to be retained. The Goals, the sub goals and, above all, the measures for their implementation and the review mechanisms must be well suited to meet the challenges ahead and pave the way to a worldwide social/ecological transformation.
This will require, among other things, measures to be taken urgently not only to combat the global climate crisis, the ongoing wastage of fossil resources and environmental pollution, but also to combat social inequality in German society. These measures should include the gradual phasing out of coal-fired power generation, which is extremely harmful to the climate, the dismantling of environmentally and climate-damaging subsidies, accelerated steps to stop the overfertilization of soils and waters backed up with a phased plan, the transition to sustainable agriculture, and prices that factor in the social and ecological costs imposed by the consumption of natural resources. Germany’s responsibility and pioneering role also make it incumbent upon us to take adequate account of the global dimension of our actions, which can be represented with, for example, the quantitative variables used to measure our national and international CO2 footprints. This global dimension encompasses the international impacts of our actions and the contributions to sustainability around the world.
In this connection, furthermore, BASAI wishes to underline the significance of mobilizing more domestic public resources and private financial funds, as well as overarching topics such as trade, technology transfers and financial market stability. For instance, the transparency of supply chains is elementary to trade that is informed by the principles of sustainable development. It is important that the industrialized countries take on a pioneering role in sustainable development under the global agenda.