By Emily Macintosh, EEB
A new campaign kicked off during the European Development Days (5-6 June) warns that without action to curb global inequality, countries around the world won’t achieve the UN goals that aim to end poverty and protect the planet – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SDGs were adopted in 2015 and global leaders committed to achieving them by 2030.
The Fighting Inequalities Campaign makes the case for societies to be more inclusive for women, children, different ethnic groups, marginalised people, and for EU citizens to become agents of change in their own communities.
“We need policies and laws that aim to make our societies inclusive for women, children, different ethnic groups, and marginalised people, and for EU citizens to become agents of change in their own communities. If political leaders don’t tackle the inequalities that arise as a result of the huge environmental and social injustices facing our world then the Sustainable Development Goals will be meaningless.” said Patrizia Heidegger, Director of Global Policies and Sustainability at the European Environmental Bureau – one of the NGOs behind the campaign.
The #FightInequalities campaign is part of the Make Europe Sustainable For All project which brings together NGOs that work on social issues, supporting farmers, stopping climate change, protecting the environment, defending women’s rights, young people, & gender equality, supporting fair trade, development, global justice, & workers’ rights.