14th out of 149 countries isn’t bad in any global index for our small nation, especially when the Nordic countries are in the running. That’s Ireland’s ranking in the SDG Index which provides a ‘traffic–light’ report card for countries against the United Nation’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Goals describe ambitions for the health of our oceans, to what we design for considered consumption, to addressing poverty. If the Goals were achieved, (if it’s not already too late for some of them such as our carbon count), then living in 2030 and beyond would be a very appealing prospect.
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