Where is our planet heading? The larger part of the news you read everyday never shows that we’re actually doing quite well – violence, hunger, war, crisis, pollution, climate change – all of them grab the main headlines and front pages of digital and traditional media. The current outlook is anything but encouraging. Although considerably challenging, there is a way out and countries have started already to work hand in hand. They know this is the only way to win the battle of inequality, environmental issues, poverty and lack of access to basic needs, and to build a world where nobody is left behind.
In 2015, countries put together an agenda called the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. As team work is the key to achieving these goals, governments, businesses and civil society together with the United Nations are mobilising efforts to tick the agenda’s boxes in only 12 years from now.
If we ask you right now what their objectives are, could you mention at least 5? If the answer is “no”, don’t feel like you have let down your inner sustainability-friendly spirit. We’ve got you covered. When thinking of the best way you to help you improve your SDGs knowledge and be conscious about the challenges we need to overcome, we thought a quiz would be the most helpful, educational and enjoyable way to do it.
Below you’ll find 17 questions, each of them related to one of the 17 SDGs. You’ll get graded based on your performance. Results are important, but knowing we can start taking action to live on a healthier planet is what matters the most.
Time to get started.
Sustainable Development Goals: The Killer Quiz
Before publishing the quiz, we asked three of our team members to complete it so we could understand how clear our questions were. One got 11 and the other two 7 and 6 respectively. If we were in school, only the first one would have barely succeeded (according to the grading system the Luxembourg’s education system applies!). Anyway, harkening back to our school days is, in most cases, healthy because it brings back memories when life felt as light as a feather, but also when we dreamt about a different world. Let’s take a piece of that time and make it part of our present! Ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all shouldn’t be an impossible human dream. We must do something together.
Read more about the Sustainable Development Goals here!