ABOUT THE BAROMETER

Three years after the United Nations’ call to combat poverty, inequality and climate change, which resulted in the adoption of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a first assessment of the advances made so far seems necessary to assess the efforts undertaken around the world to build a 3Zero world (zero exclusion, zero carbon, zero poverty).

To reflect this paradigm shift the Hunger Barometer became in 2016 the Sustainable Solutions Barometer. Born from the collective work of several associations and organizations, this barometer is a publication addressed to the general public, the media and political decision-makers. It aims to raise awareness of the need to mobilize all stakeholders to effectively promote the MDGs and promote solutions that respond to these issues.

THE 2019 EDITION

The climate movements that are taking place around the world reflect a growing awareness of the issues related to ecological transition. If this transition is not fair, however, it will necessarily encounter legitimate opposition. Ecological transition, inclusion, combating inequalities, all these issues are ultimately interdependent and must be addressed simultaneously.

This 3rd edition of the Sustainable Solutions Barometer presents the exclusive results of the Global Survey’s global survey of more than 26,000 people on the appropriation of sustainable development goals (SDGs). The survey reveals that the 2030 agenda is relatively unknown to the public, as less than 50% of respondents are aware of the SDGs. However, 98% of them are familiar with the term “sustainability”. It is therefore the SDGs that the general public does not know about.

This edition of the Barometer presents analyses and transformative solutions that make it possible to consider contemporary paradigm shifts as opportunities to build a sustainable future for all. This chance to build a new model of society can only come about if all economic, social and political forces meet and mobilize.

Through interviews with sustainable development stakeholders, expert analyses on the conditions for a fair transition, and case studies on high-impact solutions, this Barometer attempts, in a modest way, to contribute to a fair transition to sustainable economies.

ARTICLES FROM THE BAROMETER

THE 2017 EDITION

The 2017 edition of the Sustainable Solutions Barometer chose innovation as the gateway to a more sustainable world. Beyond SDG 9, of which it is a part, innovation can be considered as a real catalysor that is inclusive and open to all areas of knowledge and expertise. To illustrate this process, the Sustainable Solutions Barometer presents original local initiatives, such as the creation of e-health applications (pp.4-5) or the establishment of social enterprises and partnerships in areas affected by inequality (pp.9-12).

THE 2016 EDITION

LAUNCH OF THE 2016 BAROMETER DURING THE 2016 WORLD CONVERGENCES FORUM

The Sustainable Solutions Barometer was launched on 7 September 2016 at the Hôtel de ville de Paris as part of the 9th World Convergence Forum. Around the issue “What partnerships for the SDGs? “, Philippe Azziz, Director of Social Activities at AG2R La Mondiale, Placide Nonguierma, President and co-founder of Comité 21 Burkina-Faso, Mathieu Ruillet, General Delegate of GERES and Sébastien Treyer, Director of Programmes at IDDRI, exchanged views, under the supervision of Sylvia Amicone, journalist at LCI.

This conference was an opportunity to discuss the many challenges that remain on the long road to the 17 Global Goals to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and address climate change by 2030.

THE PARTNERS OF THE BAROMETER