Mapping the oil and gas industry to the Sustainable Development Goals: an atlas

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its 17 goals, represents the world’s plan of action for overcoming poverty while protecting the planet and ensuring that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emphasize that economic growth needs to be accompanied by social fairness and environmental sustainability. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, have been partnering to develop this Atlas. The oil and gas sector is an important global industry and, as this Atlas demonstrates, it can have both positive and negative impacts on a range of areas covered by the SDGs. The Atlas is intended to facilitate conversation on, and greater awareness of, the ways in which oil and gas companies, working both individually and collaboratively with governments, communities, civil society and other partners, can help to achieve the SDGs.

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