New Zealand has committed to making progress towards sustainable development. It has also committed to measuring and tracking a series of indicators that relate to the 17 international Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the United Nations in 2015.
These goals cover the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social, and environmental.
* This indicates a direct mapping to an SDG indicator
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels