The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were established by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next decade, with the idea of leaving no one behind and creating a more sustainable and equitable world for all. However, the world is ‘nowhere near’ reaching the 17 SDGs, UN warns.

In the SDG Two Pager project, INGLOSUS Foundation has collaborated with numerous experts to develop 17 illustrations for the implementation of the 17 SDGs in Germany and beyond. This initiative involved transcending both the internal boundaries of disciplines and those of research institutions, organizations, and businesses. An outcome of this year-long effort now exists in the form of the second INGLOSUS SDG Yearbook 2024. INGLOSUS has anchored its approach around three focal themes: Digitalization, Food Security, and Climate Protection. Each representation commences with a brief “status quo analysis” which then transitions into a “Futurum quo” analysis and presents concrete recommendations for action. Selected national sub-goals of the individual SDGs are illustrated through trend trajectories and complemented by aligned quotes from our scientific partners. Finally, the core messages are visually depicted, accompanied by six national and global facts. In this section, a systemic synthesis provides an overview of the collaborative efforts towards achieving the sustainability goals.