A simple definition of sustainability is meeting the needs of today without compromising our ability to meet the needs of tomorrow. Biospheres strive to achieve that, accepting that change cannot always take place overnight and that balance must be achieved between competing needs.
The Man and the Biosphere Programme supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, known as the Global Goals, a blueprint for people, the planet, prosperity, peace and partnerships. The Goals were published in 2015 and the world aspires to achieve them by 2030.
António Guterres Secretary-General, United Nations, 2020
Everything we do during and after this crisis [COVID-19] must be with a strong focus on building more equal, inclusive and sustainable economies and societies that are more resilient in the face of pandemics, climate change, and the many other global challenges we face.