Planetary Wellbeing 2050

From Sustainable Development Goals towards Planetary Wellbeing 2050

The UN website states that “the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity” (

Although it is the intention of the SDGs to include the creativity, knowhow, technology, and financial resources from all of society in working together towards achieving the goals (compare SDG 17) it is difficult for most persons to remember 17 goals. A simpler model is needed to include important stakeholders such as children in their early childhood, in the vision towards a more sustainable future.

The 7 Planetary Wellbeing Goals proposed in the illustration below include, but are not limited to, the 17 SDGs. Planetary wellbeing is “the highest attainable standard of wellbeing for human and non-human beings and their social and natural systems” (Anto, et al)