From La Despensa de La Siberia we work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations in 2015. These SDBs aim to eradicate poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. It is common to think that these objectives are only oriented to the so-called “third world”, but they affect everyone, and that is why we will undertake concrete actions to ensure that they are met at the local level, in the region of La Siberia and from here contribute to its overall compliance.
To achieve the goals that make up the objectives we have to work in the same direction: public administration, private enterprise, civil society and all of us in particular, so we promote their fulfillment from our own commitment, developing our own actions.
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According to the United Nations: “Although the global poverty rate has halved since 2000, in developing regions still one in ten people, and their families, still subsist on $1.90 a day and millions more earn little more than this canti daily. Significant progress has been made in many East and South-East Asian countries, but nearly 42 of the population in sub-Saharan Africa continues to live below the poverty line.
Poverty goes beyond a lack of income and resources to ensure sustainable livelihoods. Poverty is a human rights problem. Different manifestations of poverty include hunger, malnutrition,lack of decent housing and limited access to other basic services such as education or health. There is also discrimination and social exclusion, which includes the absence of the participation of the poor in decision-making, especially those that affect them.”
To achieve this goal, from La Despensa de La Siberia we will encourage Inclusive economic growth of Siberia. To do this, we will initially select the artisans with whom to collaborate by a single criterion: the quality of their product. We will try to maintain a balance between male and female craftsmen to promote equal opportunities. We will also help the growth of artisans to create sustainable jobs in the region.
The United Nations states that: “The food sector and the agricultural sector provide key solutions for development and are vital to the elimination of hunger and poverty. Properly managed, agriculture, forestry and aquaculture can deliver nutritious food to the entire planet, as well as generate decent income, support people-centered development in the countryside and protect the environment.
Added to this is climate change,which impacts on the resources on which we depend and increases the risks associated with natural disasters such as droughts and floods. Many peasants can no longer make a living on the lands they work, forcing them to migrate to cities in search of opportunities.”
From La Despensa de La Siberia we encourage the consumption of agricultural resources in proximity to help generate a development of local farmers, while facilitating artisans to reach global markets from the region. Both actions will result in a greater reinforcement of the natural environment in the face of abandonment and desertification by the cultivation of the land and the increase of the fixation of population in the region, which will lead to the generation of new opportunities for others.
Ensuring healthy living and promoting universal well-being is essential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
However, in many regions they face serious health risks, such as high maternal and neonatal mortality rates, the spread of infectious and noncommunicable diseases, and poor reproductive health. In recent decades, great progress has been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the most common causes of death related to child and maternal mortality, but to achieve the goal of this Goal , which provides for fewer than 70 deaths by 2030, qualified assistance in childbirth should be improved. Moreover, achieving the goal of reducing premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases by one-third by 2030 will require more effective clean fuel technologies for cooking and education on tobacco risks.
Many more initiatives are needed to completely eradicate a wide range of diseases and to address many and varied persistent and emerging health issues. If we focus on providing more efficient funding of health systems, improving sanitation and hygiene, increasing access to medical services, and providing more advice on how to reduce environmental pollution, we will make progress to help save the lives of millions of people.
The United Nations argues that: “Education is the foundation for improving our lives and sustainable development. In addition to improving people’s quality of life, access to inclusive and equitable education can help provide local people with the tools needed to develop innovative solutions to the world’s biggest problems.
More than 265 million children are currently out of school and 22 of them are of primary school age. Children who attend school also lack the basic knowledge of reading and numeracy. In the last decade, significant progress has been made in improving access to all levels and increasing schooling rates, especially for women and girls. The minimum level of literacy has also been greatly improved. However, efforts need to be redoubled to make further progress towards the goals of universal education. For example, the world has achieved equality between children in primary education, but few countries have achieved their goals at all levels of education.”
Aware of the need for the promotion of education and culture among Siberia’s youth, from La Despensa de La Siberia. we will encourage among young people the need to train at least in the ESO (Compulsory Secondary Education) and to continue to train professionally to qualify in the future to the labour market with better expectations, since unfortunately, Spain is at the tail of the European Union as the first country in an early school drop-out rate (7 of young people aged 18 to 24 have not completed their ESO studies). To this end, we will develop concrete actions with the schools in the region to promote training and work orientation among young people in primary and early secondary school.
According to Naciones Unbidas: “While there was global progress between 2000 and 2015 in relation to gender equality Millennium Development Goals (including equal access to primary education), women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in all parts of the world.
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but the necessary basis for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Unfortunately, at present, 1 in 5 women and girls between the ages of 15 and 49 claimed to have experienced physical or sexual violence, or both, in the hands of their partner in the 12 months prior to being asked about this issue. In addition, 49 countries do not have laws that protect women from domestic violence. Asimimso, while progress has been made in protecting women and girls from harmful practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM), which has declined by 30 in the last decade, much work remains to be done to end these practices.”
From La Despensa de La Siberia we work on equal treatment and opportunities between men and women, not making any kind of discrimination (neither positive nor negative) among the artisans with which we work. Likewise, the process of selecting new additions will be based on a decision that uniquely and exclusively values the quality of the product, regardless of the genre of the craftsman who makes them.
The United Nations’ description of this goal is: “Impurity-free and accessible water to all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. There’s enough fresh water on the planet to achieve this dream. However, water distribution is currently not adequate and by 2050 at least 25 of the world’s population is expected to live in a country affected by chronic and repeated freshwater shortages. Drought affects some of the world’s poorest countries, increasing hunger and malnutrition.
This scarcity of water resources, coupled with poor water quality and inadequate sanitation, has an impact on food security, livelihoods and the opportunity for education for poor families around the world. Fortunately, some progress has been made over the past decade and more than 90 of the world’s population has access to improved drinking water sources.”
In La Despensa de La Siberia we are aware of the need to provide safe water and sanitation to 100 of global probation, while advocating the need not to pollute existing and accessible water resources to the population, and in particular the defence of resources water from the region of La Siberia, which abound so much in it. Siberia is the Spanish region with the most kilometers of coast of Spain, with a sweet coast, since it takes on its territory five reservoirs, three belonging to the course of the Guadina River and two in the zújar River (a tributary of Guadiana).
That’s why we’ll promote La Despensa de La Siberia the rational use of water resources, especially among the artisans with which we collaborate, for which we will provide advice for the reduction of water consumption in their processes, as well as for the minimisation of the generation of waste that they could hinder water treatment processes.
Energy is critical to almost every major challenge and opportunity facing the world today. Whether it’s for employment, security, climate change, food production or to increase incomes. Universal access to energy is essential.
Working towards the goals of this goal is especially important as it directly affects the achievement of other sustainable development goals. It is vital to support new economic and labour initiatives that ensure universal access to modern energy services, improve energy performance and increase the use of renewable sources to create more sustainable and inclusive communities and for resilience to environmental problems such as climate change.
Access to less polluting cooking technologies and fuels increased to 57.4 in 2014, just over 56.5 in 2012. More than 3 billion people, most of Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, still cook with highly polluting fuels and inefficient technologies.
Today, more than 3 billion people, 50 of them in Sub-Saharan Africa, still cook with highly polluting fuels and inefficient technologies. Fortunately, the situation has improved over the past decade: the share of renewable energy has increased from final energy consumption thanks to the use of energy sources such as hydro, solar and wind, and the proportion of energy used by unit of GDP is also declining.
However, progress in all areas of sustainable energy does not live up to what is needed to achieve universal access and achieve the goals of this Goal. The use of renewable energy in sectors such as heating and transport should be increased. Public and private investment in energy is also necessary; as well as higher levels of funding and policies with bolder commitments, as well as the willingness of countries to adopt new technologies on a much broader scale.
The United Nations states: “About half of the world’s population still lives on the equivalent of about US$2 per day, with a global unemployment rate of 5.7, and in many places having a job does not guarantee the ability to escape poverty. We must reflect on this slow and uneven progress, and review our economic and social policies aimed at eradicating poverty.
The continued lack of decent workopportunities, insufficient investment and low consumption result in an erosion of the underlying basic social contract in democratic societies: the right of all to share progress. Creating quality jobs remains a major challenge for almost all economies.
Although the average annual growth rate of real GDP per capita worldwide is increasing year after year, there are still many least developed countries where growth rates are slowing and far from reaching the rate of 7 set for 2030. Declining labor productivity and rising unemployment rates negatively impact living standards and wages.”
One of the objectives of La Despensa de La Siberia is to promote the increase in the number of artisans dedicated to the production of food products in the region of La Siberia. Natural foods, without added chemical additives or industrial processes that diminish the nutritional characteristics of processed products. Respecting the traditional elaborations and procedures typical of the region. Encouraging the economic development of the region, respecting the environment and using techniques that favor the conservation of nature.
In accordance with the United Nations: “It has long been recognized that to achieve a robust economy requires investments in infrastructure (transport, irrigation, energy, information technology and communications). These are essential for sustainable development, empowering societies in many countries, fostering greater social stability, and achieving more climate-resilient cities.
The manufacturing sector is an important driver of economic development and employment. At present, however, the added value of per capita industralization is only $100 in the least developed countries compared to more than $4500 in Europe and North America. Another important factor to consider is the emission of carbon dioxide during manufacturing processes. Emissions have declined in many countries over the past decade, but this decline has not been uniform around the world.”
La Despensa de La Siberia is a clear example of digital transformation in the food crafts sector, not only because of the digitization of the sales process, but because of the changes it brings with it in the traditional process. Therefore, from La Despensa de La Siberia we work on concrete actions that favor the use of technology for the energy efficiency of the processing processes as well as for the improvement of productivity and customer satisfaction, all of which are critical in the 21st century markets.
The international community has made great strides at essures people of poverty. The most vulnerable nations—least developed countries, landlocked developing countries, and small island developing States—continue to make progress in poverty reduction. However, inequalities and large disparities in access to health and educational services and other productive goods remain.
Moreover, even though income inequality between countries has been reduced, within the countries themselves it has increased. There is a growing consensus that economic growth is not sufficient to reduce poverty if poverty is not inclusive and does not take into account the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental. Fortunately, income inequality has narrowed both between and within countries. Today, the per capita income of 60 of the 94 countries from which data are available has increased faster than the national average. Some progress has also been made in creating favourable access conditions for exports from least developed countries.
In order to reduce inequality, universal policies have been recommended to pay particular attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations. There needs to be an increase in tariff-free treatment and continue to favour exports from developing countries, as well as increase the participation of the vote of developing countries within the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Finally, innovations in technology can help reduce high cost of transferring money for migrant workers.
“Cities are hotforetos of ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social development and more. At best, cities have allowed people to progress socially and economically. In recent decades, the world has experienced unprecedented urban growth. In 2015, nearly 4 billion people lived in cities and that number is projected to increase to about 5 billion by 2030. Urban planning and management therefore needs to be improved to make the world’s urban spaces more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
However, there are many problems in maintaining cities so that jobs continue to be created and prosperous without putting pressure on land and resources. Common problems in cities are congestion, lack of funds to provide basic services, lack of appropriate land and housing policies, and deteriorating infrastructure,” says the United Nations.
One of the main objectives of La Despensa de La Siberia is that the products marketed in our online store do not generate waste. To meet this objective we strive together with the artisans, to seek technically feasible alternatives that eradicate the use of plastics in the packaging of products and in their transport, promoting the use of packaging that can have other uses later or recyclable. Our goal: Zero Waste (#zerowaste).
As stated by the United Nations: “Consumption and sustainable production consist of promoting the efficient use of resources and energy, building infrastructure that does not harm the environment, improving access to basic services and creation of ecological jobs, fairly paid and with good working conditions. All this translates into a better quality of life for all and also helps to achieve general development plans, which reduce economic, environmental and social costs, increase competitiveness and reduce poverty.
Today, the consumption of materials from natural resources is increasing, particularly in East Asia. Countries also continue to address the challenges related to air, water and soil pollution. The goal of sustainable consumption and production is to do more and better things with fewer resources. It is about creating net gains from economic activities by reducing resource utilization, degradation and pollution, while achieving a better quality of life. It is also necessary to take a systemic approach and achieve cooperation between supply chain participants, from producer to final consumer. It consists of raising awareness among consumers through education on sustainable lifestyles, providing them with appropriate information through labeling and standards of use, among others.”
In La despensa de La Siberia we work from different lines to promote the concept of “responsible purchase / sustainable purchase”, so that the end consumer is aware of the positiviaous consequences of buying food in our online store. In addition. we will give concrete actions to support artisans for the reduction of waste in their production cycles for the benefit of the sustainable development of the region of La Siberia. We also work to improve their productive conditions to improve their working conditions for the artisans and the people who work with them.
“Climate change affects all countries on all continents, making a negative impact on their economy, the lives of individuals and communities. In the future, the consequences are expected to be worse. Climate patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, climate events are increasingly extreme, and greenhouse gas emissions are now at the highest levels in history. If we don’t act, the average temperature of the world’s surface could rise by about 3 degrees Celsius this century. The poorest and most vulnerable people will be the hardest hit.
Today, we have at our disposal viable solutions so that countries can have a more sustainable and more environmentally friendly economic activity. Changing attitudes accelerates as more people are turning to renewable energy and other solutions to reduce emissions and increase adaptation efforts. But climate change is a global challenge that does not respect national borders. It is a problem that requires the international community to work in a coordinated and precise manner for developing countries to move towards a low-carbon economy,” according to the United Nations.
Apart from the adoption of the Paris Agreement at COP21 in Paris to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, concrete action is also needed to maintain the environmental conditions that define the microclimates as a local fight against climate change. Because human activity has shifted from the countryside to cities, from agricultural and forestry activities to industrial activities, elements affecting environmental conditions such as soil evapotranspiration, solar irradiation have been substantially modified thus affecting the microclimate. And the region of Siberia has not been alien to it.
Therefore, from La Despensa de La Siberia work to propose actions that favor the development of local agricultural activities that recover local ecosystems and therefore the microclimatic conditions experienced in the region above, proceeding from the marketing of locally produced products.
The world’s oceans—their temperature, chemistry, currents, and life—move systems that make the Earth habitable for humanity. Our precipitation, drinking water, weather, weather, coastlines, much of our food and even the oxygen from the air we breathe ultimately come from the sea and are regulated by it. Historically, oceans and seas have been vital channels of trade and transport.
Prudent management of this essential resource is a key feature of the sustainable future. Today, however, there is a continuing deterioration of coastal waters, due to pollution and ocean acidification, which is having an adverse effect on ecosystem functioning and biodiversity, and which is also affecting negatively to small-scale fishing.
Marine protected areas must be effectively managed, have sufficient resources and regulations to help reduce overfishing, marine pollution and ocean acidification.
According to the United Nations, “30.7 of the land area is covered by forests and these forests, in addition to providing food security and shelter, are critical to combating climate change, protecting the biological diversity and housing of the indigenous population. By protecting forests, we will also be able to strengthen the management of natural resources and increase land productivity.
Currently, 13 million hectares of forest disappear each year and the persistent degradation of arid areas is also causing the desertification of 3600 million hectares. Although 15 of the land is currently under protection, biodiversity is still at risk. Deforestation and desertification,caused by human activities and climate change, pose major challenges for sustainable development and have affected the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in the fight against poverty.”
In line with this obejtive, in La Despensa de La Siberia we work to define concrete actions that favor the recovery of local ecosystems that prevent the advance of desertification and favor the return of microclimates that in turn favor the fight against climate change. We work on two lines in parallel:
- Encouraging entrepreneurship and economic development of the region that generates business fabric, with the positive effects on the population that this entails.
- Promoting the recovery of forests and undergrowths of native flora, as well as their agricultural and forestry exploitation.
Although the global poverty rate has halved since 2000, in developing regions still one in ten people, and their families, still subsist on $1.90 a day and millions more earn little more than this daily amount. Significant progress has been made in many East and South-East Asian countries, but nearly 42 of the population in sub-Saharan Africa continues to live below the poverty line.
Poverty goes beyond a lack of income and resources to ensure sustainable livelihoods. Poverty is a human rights problem. Different manifestations of poverty include hunger, malnutrition,lack of decent housing and limited access to other basic services such as education or health. There is also discrimination and social exclusion, which includes the absence of the participation of the poor in decision-making, especially those that affect them.
To achieve this Goal of ending poverty, economic growth must be inclusive, in order to create sustainable jobs and promote equality. Social protection systems should be implemented to mitigate the risks of disaster-prone countries and to provide support to address economic difficulties. These systems will help strengthen the responses of affected populations to unexpected economic losses during disasters and ultimately help eradicate extreme poverty in the most impoverished areas.
A successful sustainable development program requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built on principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals, which place people and the planet at the center, are needed at the global, regional, national and local levels.
Progress has been made in financing partnerships, especially with increased aid to refugees in donor countries. However, more partnerships are needed for the provision of massive fixed services, which are still very high cost today. There is also a lack of population and housing censuses, necessary to obtain disaggregated data that serve as the basis for the implementation of development policies and programmes.
On the other hand, urgent action is needed to mobilize, redirect and unlock the transformative power of trillions of dollars of private resources to meet the goals of sustainable development. Long-term investments, including foreign direct investment, are needed in critical sectors, especially in developing countries. These include sustainable energy, infrastructure and transport, as well as information and communications technologies. The public sector will have to set a clear direction. The review and supervision of work schemes, regulations and incentive structures, which enable these investments, should be re-empowered to attract new investment and strengthen sustainable development. National control mechanisms such as senior supervisory bodies and supervisory functions on the part of legislative bodies should also be strengthened.