The SDG 2030 has 17 main goals and a total of 169 sub goals. It is a document that is written, discussed and negotiated by tens of thousands government officials, experts, administrators and governments. In the goals there are a lot of similar entries or goals that are too general to call for specific solutions. That is why we produced a shortlist of 88 topics divided over the 17 main goals.  The 99 topics (see below) will be cross linked to 14 themes (see picture) of which will be the core of the fourteen digital documents (magazines) that will be released leading up to the festival/congress in 2020.

The 14 themes

14-difital-themes click to enlarge

The 99 topics

GOAL #1 End poverty in all its forms everywhere

1.1 Work

1.2 Social system

1.3 Macro economical influences

1.4 Climate-related influences


GOAL #2 Food security and nutrition and sustainable agriculture

2.1 Availability of nutritious food worldwide

2.2 Increasing (small-scale) agricultural production (including land reform)

2.3 Sustainable food production and agricultural systems (focus climate change)

2.4 Retaining (genetic) biodiversity

2.5 Trade restrictions and distortions in agricultural markets worldwide

2.6 Proper functioning of food commodity markets


Goal# 3 Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages

3.1 Global maternal and child mortality

3.2 Global epidemics and pandemics

3.3 Prevention of health related topics (promotion and education)

3.4 Safe and sustainable passenger transportation

3.5 Full access to health care services, prevention and education

3.6 Affordable universal health coverage,

3.7 Development and distribution of affordable medicine and vaccines

3.8 Reduction and resolving air, water and soil pollution and contamination


Goal# 4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

4.1 Inclusive access to effective pre-primary, primary and secondary education and equal access to tertiary education.

4.2 Reduction of literacy and numeracy amongst children and adults

4.3 Improvement of educations methods, means and subjects (focus sustainable development and lifestyles).

4.4 Quality of education of and the number of qualified teachers


GOAL # 5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

5.1 Ending discrimination and providing equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life for women.

5.2 (Sexual) exploit of woman, child marriage and genital mutilation

5.3 Provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies to all woman regardless of their employment

5.4 Shared responsibility of parents for children within the family

5.5 Equal rights and access to economic resources for women (property, financial services, inheritance, natural resources and ICT)


GOAL # 6Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and

sanitation for all

6.1 Universal equitable accessibility to safe and affordable drinking water
6.2 Accessibility to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene (no open defecation)

6.3 Reducing water pollution and increasing recycling and reuse of water globally

6.4 Water-use efficiency to address water scarcity

6.5 National and transboundary integrated water resources management

6.6 Water-related ecosystems (including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes)

6.7 Water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies improving water supply in developing countries


GOAL # 7 Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

7.1 Universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy sources

7.2 Renewable and sustainable energy sources

7.3 Improvement energy efficiency (production)

7.4 Reduction of energy use (consumption)


GOAL # 8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

8.1 Increasement of economic productivity through diversification, technology and innovation

8.2 Job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, especially for micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises

8.3 Achieving global resource efficiency in consumption and production

8.4 Employment in a safely environment for all women and men (focus young people and persons with disabilities

8.5 Eradication of forced labour, (modern) slavery, human trafficking.

8.6 Elimination of child labour (including child soldiers)

8.7 Protection of labour rights (including union membership)

8.8 Implementation of sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local products


GOAL # 9 Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable

industrialization and foster innovation

9.1 Development of qualitative, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure (focus on developing countries).

9.2 Access to financial services for micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises

9.3 Infrastructure and industry to sustainable levels

9.4 Sustainable scientific research and development in and for developing countries and providing access to this information

9.5 Domestic technology, research and innovation in developing countries


GOAL # 10 by 2020 Reduce inequality within and among countries

10.1 Inequality of income and possession

10.2 Social, economic and political inclusion and opportunity for everyone

10.3 Fiscal, wage and social protection policies

10.4 Regulation and monitoring of global financial markets and institutions

10.5 Orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people

10.6 Transaction costs of migrant remittance


GOAL # 11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient

and sustainable

11.1 Adequate, safe and affordable housing, upgrade slums

11.2 Safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems

11.3 Sustainable urbanization and settlement

11.4 Safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage

11.5 Consequences of (water related) disasters (holistic disaster risk and climate management)

11.6 Universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces

11.7 Urban air quality and waste management

11.8 Sustainable national and regional development planning


GOAL # 12 Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

12.1 Sustainable consumption and production

12.2 Sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources

12.3 Food waste at production, transport retail, and consumer level

12.4 Management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle

12.5 Reduction of waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse

12.6 Sustainability of (large transnational) corporations

12.7 Information communication about sustainability to people everywhere


GOAL # 13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*

13.1 Fossil fuel combustion (industry, energy, transport, heating)

13.2 Cattle breeding

13.3 Forrest logging and green management

13.4 F-gases


GOAL # 14 Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources

for sustainable development

14.1 Marine pollution

14.2 Protection of marine and coastal ecosystems

14.3 Ocean acidification

14.4 (Over)fishing and international policy (focus small-scale artisanal fishers)


GOAL # 15 Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial

ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and

reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

15.1 Conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems

15.2 Forests management, afforestation, reforestation and stopping of deforestation

15.3 Combat desertification, degraded land and soil

15.4 Mountain ecosystems

15.5 Retaining biodiversity and threatened species

15.6 Sharing genetic resources

15.7 Invasive alien species on land and water ecosystems


GOAL # 16 Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build ffective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

16.1 Fighting violence and related death rates (men, woman and children)

16.2 Rule of law at the national and international levels and access to justice

16.3 Illicit financial and arms flows (organized crime)

16.4 Corruption and bribery

16.5 Legal identity, including birth registration and cadastre


GOAL # 17 Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

17.1 Improvement of tax and revenue collection

17.2 Development aid (nature and level)

17.3 International debts development countries

17.4 Access to science, technology and innovation

17.5 Open non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system (WTO)

17.6 Public-Private- National and international ideas and partnerships for cooperation to a sustainable society

17.7 Measurement of progress