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In 2015, the member states of the United Nations approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which establishes a plan to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) over a period of 15 years. These 17 goals include 169 targets focused on reducing inequalities between people, protecting the planet through sustainable consumption and production, with urgent measures to address the climate crisis, and ensuring prosperity, promoting peaceful, fair and inclusive societies.

The SDGs recognize the close relationship that exists between the planet, nature and human development, reminding us of our dependence on the natural environment. Despite this cyclical reminder, we have become the dominant driver of significant changes to the environment and natural processes of Earth systems in a short period of time (especially since the industrial revolution). The UN has recognized that progress towards the SDGs is not advancing at the speed and scale necessary, and is even regressing on some goals, making it necessary to take urgent and immediate action on an unprecedented scale through the joint work of governments, private sector and civil society.

The different SDGs are also directly or indirectly connected or integrated with each other, so progress in one of them can lead to progress towards others and vice versa, since the problems that are to be reduced are also interconnected.

The Chelonia Association, as a non-profit entity with purposes aimed at contributing to sustainable development, also seeks to contribute to the SDGs, through the projects and actions it carries out and in which it collaborates, as well as in internal management processes, also seeking to act as a promoter in the awareness and information of civil society. As part of our work in this regard, the organization has prepared and approved a commitment document.

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