PANECO AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Through the operation of our three programmes, the Thurauen nature centre, the Berg am Irchel Bird of Prey Sanctuary and the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme, we have committed ourselves to sustainable development on different levels for many years. Our work focuses mainly on three sustainability goals. With the financial and technical support of three environmental education centres in Indonesia, we also contribute to a fourth SDG.
The Sustainable Development Goals, also known as SDGs, were developed at the Rio Conference on Environment in 2015. The UN member states, including Switzerland, are supposed to have achieved all the goals by 2030. However, the goals are not only suitable for governments to commit themselves to the three dimensions of sustainable development – social, economic and ecological. They also offer non-government actors an opportunity to classify and improve their own actions.
In accordance with its stipulated objectives, the PanEco Foundation focuses on achieving the following goals:
- SDG 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
> SDG 12 – explained by the Confederation
- SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
> SDG 13 – explained by the federal government
- SDG 15: Protect, restore and promote the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, manage forests sustainably, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
> SDG 15 – explained by the federal government
By the establishment of and continued support for an environmental education centre on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, we are also contributing to a fourth Sustainable Development Goal: SDG 14 «Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development». This environmental education centre is committed to the protection and reconstruction of mangrove forests and coral reefs and offers various environmental education programmes focusing on «Maritime Ecosystems». In addition, our work also addresses other, more overarching goals such as SDG 1 «End poverty in all its forms and everywhere» or SDG 5 «Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls».