How The Rainforest Alliance Aligns With and Contributes To the Sustainable Development Goals
In September 2015, the United Nations agreed on a global collaborative partnership to transform our world. Through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, world lead- ers committed to putting in all necessary efforts to achieve 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. This ambitious diplomatic effort aims to reach significant improvements in topics ranging from human rights, envi- ronmental sustainability, climate change, prosperity, and peace.
At the Rainforest Alliance, we envision a world where peo- ple and nature thrive in harmony. Many of the causes that we have dedicated ourselves to for the past 30 years are reflected in these goals. This paper outlines some of the areas in which our work is aligned with the 2030 Agenda and how our work with producers, companies, and govern- ments contributes to reaching many of the 17 sustainable development goals.