Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited talk
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an ambitious set of globally agreed priorities for creating a greener, fairer world by 2030. Established in 2015, the SDGs include 17 goals, 169 targets, and 232 indicators covering a wide range of areas — from health and education to housing and the natural environment. Around the world they have become the focal point for understanding national, regional and corporate progress towards a more sustainable future. Achieving the SDGs in practice is a complex task. Among other things, it will require substantial amounts of funding to steer economies in a fairer and more sustainable direction. For governments, the most important source of revenue is taxation. How the tax system can be used to help shift investment and activity towards the SDGs was the topic of the second webinar in IIPP’s ‘Walking the talk: Getting serious about the UN Sustainable Development’ event series.