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Goal 8, Decent work and economic growth

Goal 8 of the UN Sustainable development goals states the need for focusing on decent work and economic growth as an integral part of developing a sustainable future society. This entails consequently promoting sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all. Economic growth should be a positive force for all humans, benefiting humanity. As we speak, more than one in ten children globally are engaged in child labor, and modern slavery is still relatively widespread in parts of the world.

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Goal 12, Responsible consumption and production

In later years, it has become painfully obvious that the perceived abundance of resources provided to us by the planet we call home is anything but infinite. We, humans, have inflicted severe damage to ecosystems and the environment, through our unsustainable ways of production and consumption. This must change, thus calling for us to learn anew how we can produce and consume in harmony with nature, and in ways that will reverse the damage already caused.

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Goal 13, Climate action

Climate change is very real, and it is happening all around us as we speak. The CO2 contents of the atmosphere has spiked since the industrial revolution, causing mean temperatures to rise sharply across the globe, because of what has come known as the greenhouse effect. We urgently need to reduce and ultimately phase out the emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gasses in order to stop and reverse the wide-reaching effects of climate change.

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