The 2015 Paris Agreement made clear that governments, businesses and civil society need to act together to bring about positive and permanent change for a greener, more inclusive future. Since then, we’ve seen commitments, national development plans, and increased investment. We’ve seen promising investments in renewable energy infrastructure, electric vehicle deployments, and energy-efficient buildings. But the question remains: how do we ensure actionat the pace and scale needed to ensure a better world for future generations?
The P4G Initiative – shorthand for Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 – was formed in 2018 and aims to provide some solutions to this question by identifying alignments between governments, civil society organisations and the private sector to incite action on the world’s sustainability targets.
These targets – concentrated in 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals – chart a transformative course towards a more prosperous, equitable, and environmentally and economically sound world. According to the Business and Sustainable Development Commission, the Goals hold $12trn worth of business opportunity, ranging from affordable urban housing to technology advances combating food loss and waste. P4G’s emphasis on partnerships capitalises upon the opportunities set forth in these Global Goals as opportunities to achieve sustained growth in both the short and long term.
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