SDG, a Blueprint for a More Sustainable Future 

In September 2018, the United Nations launched the SDG Media Compact, an initiative marking a new drive to advance awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDG Media Compact began with 31 founding media and entertainment companies and has grown into a powerful alliance of over 200 members around the world, spanning 160 countries on five continents, with a combined audience of about 2 billion people worldwide. 

The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace, and justice.1 

Net Zero, U.K.’s Answer to Zero Emissions 

On June 27, 2019, the United Kingdom (U.K.) became the first major economy in the world to pass laws to reduce all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. By 2040, all new cars and vans should be almost zero emission vehicles, positioning the U.K. at the forefront of the design and production of such vehicles. 

By 2040, the U.K. will stop selling new conventional gasoline and diesel cars, as stated in the NO2 strategy. By that time, the government anticipates that most newly sold cars and vans will be entirely zero emission vehicles and that all new vehicles will have a significant amount of zero emission potential. 

The government’s goal is to be the first generation to improve people’s health and quality of life throughout the U.K. and leave the environment in a better state. By promoting clean energy, lessening the U.K.’s reliance on imported fossil fuels will shield consumers from global price increases. 

Now that the European Union (EU) and many other countries have decided to follow suit, net zero has been accepted as the optimum course of action to save both humans and the planet from the effects of rising global temperatures. 

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