6 Ensure environmental sustainability

Where we are

MDG

Cook Islands

Niue

Samoa

Tokelau

MDG 7

On Track

On Track

On Track

Mixed




Where we are globally

mdg7
Emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), 1990 and 2010 (Billions of metric tonnes). Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013

Global greenhouse gas emissions resume their upward path, confirming the need for bold action. Forests are a safety net for the poor, but they continue to disappear at an alarming rate.

 

 

 

 

  • 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 and almost 1.9 billon people, respectively, have gained access to improved water sources and sanitation facilities since 1990.
  • An estimated 863 million people reside in slums in the developing world.

 

Targets for MDG7
  1. Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes; reverse loss of environmental resources
  2. Reduce biodiversity loss, achieving, by 2010, a significant reduction in the rate of loss
    • Proportion of land area covered by forest and proportion of species threatened with extinction
    • CO2 emissions, total, per capita and per $1 GDP (PPP)
    • Consumption of ozone-depleting substances
    • Proportion of fish stocks within safe biological limits
    • Proportion of total water resources used
    • Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected
  3. Reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation
    • Proportion of population using an improved drinking water source
    • Proportion of population using an improved sanitation facility
  4. Achieve significant improvement in lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers, by 2020
    • Proportion of urban population living in slums