On November 22, 2017, the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) announced the Seoul Sustainable Development Goals. The goals embody Seoul’s direction of development as a sustainable city with 17 major goals and 96 detailed targets.
By 2030, Seoul plans to become a city that has a social security system suited for the city to satisfy the basic needs of vulnerable social groups, to make sure that all citizens have access to safe and well-balanced food and receive quality education at a reasonable cost. Another goal is to reduce the concentration of fine dust to 70% of that in 2016 and the generation of greenhouse gases to 40% of that in 2005 to reinforce Seoul as a city that preemptively responds to climate change.
The 2030 Seoul Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will help the Seoul Metropolitan Government to realize the UN’s SDGs. It will act as a compass for all future policies on the economy, society and environment in Seoul.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs: Sustainable Development Goals) is a set of universal and comprehensive goals for all countries to be implemented between 2016 and 2030 selected through agreement by member states at the September 2015 UN Sustainable Development Summit. The UN SDGs hold special significance for being the first agreement by all member states to set goals for the purpose of sustainable development.
The SDGs seek qualitative development, human-centered fair development, and inclusive development that shares resources and profits beyond the pursuit of growth.
The 2030 Seoul Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) actively accepts the UN’s universally-accepted sustainable development goals. It was established as a bottom-up system that fits the needs of Seoul through discussions by citizens, a dedicated taskforce, many meetings with experts, and on- and off-line collection of citizen opinions.