After two years of negotiations, the 2030 Agenda was adopted in September 2015 by the UN. This agenda sets out goals to be achieved by 2030, the so-called Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The name Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is commonly used to refer to the seventeen goals established by UN member states that aim to address the global challenges we face: people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnerships.
What are the SDGs?
The SDGs are the successor to the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set between 2000 and 2015. The Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the Global Goals, are a call by the United Nations to all countries of the world to tackle the major challenges facing humanity: eradicating poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all.
The current SDGs cover different facets of social development, environmental protection and economic growth, the main ones being:
- Eradicate poverty and hunger by ensuring a healthy life.
- Universal access to basic services, such as water, sanitation and sustainable energy.
- Support the creation of development opportunities through inclusive education and decent work.
- Foster innovation and resilient infrastructure by creating communities and cities capable of sustainable production and consumption.
- Reduce global inequalities, especially gender inequalities.
- Caring for the environment by combating climate change and protecting the oceans and terrestrial ecosystems.
- Promote collaboration between different social agents to create an environment of peace and sustainable development between people, governments and businesses. If we achieve these sustainable development goals, we will make the world a more prosperous place for all.
What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
They are seventeen ambitious goals, divided into 169 targets, which require the collaboration of civil society and the public and private sectors, and whose success would mean a more equal and habitable world. Everyone is committed and must act.
These are the 17 SDGs
- Eradicate extreme poverty
- Eradicate hunger, ensure food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
- Enable all people to live in good health and promote well-being for all at all ages
- Ensure equal access to quality education for all and promote lifelong learning opportunities
- Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
- Ensure access to water and sanitation for all and sustainable management of water resources
- Ensure access to reliable, sustainable and modern energy services for all at an affordable cost
- Promote sustained, shared and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
- Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
- Reduce inequalities within and between countries
- Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
- Establish sustainable consumption and production patterns
- Take urgent action to address climate change and its impacts
- Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
- Conserve and restore terrestrial ecosystems, ensuring their sustainable use, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt the loss of biodiversity
- Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, ensure access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
- Partnerships for achieving the goals
Abora Solar: Committed to the SDGs
Abora is firmly committed to the Sustainable Development Goals and is doing everything in its power to achieve them.
First of all, Abora is a solar innovation company, so it is in essence a response to many of the SDGs. Abora and its aHTech hybrid solar technology offers one of the energy solutions to the climate challenge we face. With a performance of 89%, aHTech’s hybrid solar panels aim to provide sustainable, reliable and modern energy to everyone, whether it is your home, business or industry. Our hybrid solar technology has been awarded the Solar Impulse label for clean and cost-effective solutions that have a positive impact on the quality of life.
In addition, Abora’s philosophy has always been to offer its energy solution to everyone, without exception. This is why Abora has always worked and continues to work to be able to offer its hybrid solar panel at an affordable cost and with the greatest profitability. The challenge has been met, as the aHTech hybrid solar panel is currently the most efficient and cost-effective solar panel on the market.
Its revolutionary hybrid technology produces electricity and hot water simultaneously, making it the ideal energy solution for many sectors such as industry, hotels, retirement homes, multi-housing and businesses. Abora’s mission is to accompany industrialists, entrepreneurs and architects in their ecological transition in order to build sustainable industrialisation and sustainable cities.
Abora never stops innovating, and this is the very essence of the company: innovation. This is why the company has an R&D department, because we do not want to just rest on our laurels, but always want to offer THE most efficient, sustainable and accessible energy solution for everyone. The company has therefore innovated once again by revolutionising hybrid solar technology with its SHE hybrid solar panel.
Internally, we make it a point of honour to recycle as much of our waste as possible and reduce our ecological impact. For example, in the manufacturing department we are at almost 90% recycling of our waste and we are constantly working and rethinking our way of producing and working to reach 100%. Also with the aim of reducing our ecological impact, Abora Solar employees commute to work by …. carpooling!
Gender equality is also essential at Abora Solar and is directly reflected in its team as half of the staff is female. The management is made up of 3 women out of the 8 management positions: Commercial Management, Financial Management and Technical Management. In addition, the Director of the I+D and Technical Department, Marta Cañada, has given several technical courses to future female engineers.
Finally, Abora is aware that in order to achieve all of the SDGs, it must accompany industries and companies, and for this reason the company has set up partnerships with banks to help industries and companies reduce their carbon footprints. We are also members of the UN Global Compact, Solar Heat Europe, Task 60, International Solar Energy Society and Asit. Proof of our commitment to creating an environmentally friendly world for all.