Oregon China Council Endorses the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
Oregon China Council can make the most of the great possibilities for our strategic growth and mutually beneficial outcomes for Oregon and our Sister States through the upcoming Climate Change and Sustainability Conference by emphasizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals - under the title "Transforming Our World" - were adopted unanimously by all 193 member states of the United Nations in 2015 to ensure that all human beings can fulfill their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment.
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all;
Promote sustained, inclusive and economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all;
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation;
Reduce inequality within and among countries;
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns;
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development;
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
OCC SDGs Implementation
SDGs in Oregon
portland city, State of oregon
Portland State University
The State of Oregon has industries that are producing products consistent with protecting the environment. This includes the wood products industry, water, and energy projects, and agricultural product innovation to name a few. Additionally, Oregon has many major corporate endorsers of the SDGs, such as: Nike, Columbia Sportswear, Tillamook Dairy, Oregon Convention Center, Mentor Graphics (which is a Siemens company); and many others that use language from the SDGs without explicitly naming the SDGs.
SDGs in Oregon's Sister States
Fujian Province and Tianjin Municipality have already been deeply involved in programs to advance sustainable development. Both have made concerted efforts to play their part in the PRC’s national development vision to create an “Ecological Civilization. Overall, Fujian and Tianjin are actively promoting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and their 17 Global Goals.
fuzhou City, fujian province
Fujian Province has been adopting methods to preserve soil to protect its arable lands during a time of increased urbanization and industrial growth that has reduced the percentage of land viable to agricultural production; they have enacted methods to reduce their carbon footprint, and they are moving into green economy development techniques.
Fujian's large corporations endorse SDGs: Fujian Sunner Group (福建圣农集团), Fujian Baichuan Resources Recycling Science & Technology (福建百川科技), Zijin Mining Group Ltd (紫金矿业), Contemporary Amperex Technology (宁德时代), Xia'men Airline (厦门航空)
Tianjin is constructing demonstration zones to promote the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals and has hosted a number of important conferences centered on Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals.
Tianjin's large corporations endorse SDGs: TEDA Group
Why the SDGs matter?
by Charlotte Christensen, Vice President of OCC | March 2021
By way of further explanation of the poignancy and urgency of the SDGs for us in Oregon, climate extremes, such as those we’ve experienced very recently and during the past decade, have resulted primarily from the increased warming of the planet. 2020 was one of the three warmest years ever.
Wildfires have obliterated entire towns, destroying more than 5,000 homes and commercial structures, displacing thousands of Oregonians, such as we saw this fall in southern Oregon with the Almeda Fire that substantially destroyed the towns of Phoenix and Talent, and further north, the towns of Detroit, Blue River and Vida in Lane County. Floods and droughts wreak havoc, also taking lives and destroying livelihoods.