Millenium Development Goals

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'The Lord says, "The land must not be sold permanently, because the land is mine and you are but aliens and my tenants. Throughout the country that you hold as a possession, you must provide for the redemption of the land."' 

Leviticus 25:23-24

ensure environmental sustainability

The Challenge...

Achieve universal primary education

ensure environmental sustainability

  • Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs and reverse the loss of environmental resources
  • Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation
  • Have achieved by 2020 a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers

Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) have increased by more than 46 per cent since 1990. Nearly one third of marine fish stocks have been overexploited. Many species are at risk of extinction, despite an increase in protected areas.

More than 2.1 billion people have gained access to improved water sources and almost 1.9 billon people have gained improved sanitation facilities since 1990.

An estimated 863 million people reside in slums in the developing world.

How we can help...

Some Christians seem reluctant to deal with issues of environmental degradation. But caring for God’s creation and passing on the planet to our children in a healthy condition are surely basic tenets.

  1. We must work to ensure clean drinking water and effective sanitation for all.
  2. We should protect forests and fish stocks for future generations.
  3. We should use natural resources wisely and carefully.

More information...

Read World Bank Report 2012.