Author(s): Rebecca Sjonger
Today, 1.8 billion people make up the largest generation of youth in history. The United Nations has challenged this powerful group of young change-makers to take action to help solve global problems by the year 2030. This series outlines the global issues addressed by the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals, explaining the aim of each goal and ways to take action. By recognizing the influence they can have when they participate, young people will be empowered to take informed action of their own. Taking Action for Responsible Growth, How can we reduce the negative impact of economic and urban growth on people and the environment? This is the challenge set by the United Nations in goal numbers 9, 11, 12, and 17 of their list of 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. From reducing energy use to helping communities become safe and inclusive, this book offers concrete strategies to inspire change, and explains how these goals work with each other and integrate with the other UN goals. Profiles of collaborative, youth-led efforts to support responsible growth provide empowering examples of how to get involved in creating a sustainable world. Book jacket.