A little history of sustainability:
The concept of Sustainability 1992: The Rio Declaration:
The first definition of Sustainability appears in the United Nations Conference in Rio de Janeiro on Environment and Development, where the foundations are laid to face the main global problems: «Sustainable development seeks to satisfy the needs of present generations without compromising the possibilities of those of the future to meet their own needs.
2000: Lisbon Summit:
For the first time, the European Council mentions the fundamental role of companies in building Europe’s economic and social model and their contribution to sustainable development, emphasizing their responsibility to implement best practices in relation to:
– Continuous training
– Work organization
– Equal opportunities
– Social integration
– Sustainable development
2015: Paris Agreement:
The Paris Agreement was the first universal and legally binding agreement on climate change, to limit greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. It establishes a global framework to avoid the danger of climate change and aims to support and strengthen the capacity of countries to face its consequences.
Within the framework of the Paris Agreement, countries set decarbonization goals, and it is the beginning of a change towards a world with low carbon emissions. More than 195 countries have signed the Agreement.
2015: 2030 Agenda and SDG:
The United Nations presented the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, which establishes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by all member states, which aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all the planet’s inhabitants can live in a sustainable way. worthy and sustainable.
It is a common and universal commitment by governments and organizations to achieve these goals by 2030.