Everything started in 2015 when the world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals. These goals called to create a better world for us by 2030, by ending poverty, fighting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change.

We still have a long way to go, 10 years to change our world for the better.

And Samsung created an app to help us with it.

With the name: Samsung Global Goals

All of the goals

How the app works

As you download the app, you will see this screen:

Samsung Home Screen

At the bottom you will see 4 tabs:

  • Updates - Where Samsung give you updates about the app
  • Goals - Explanation about every goal and facts about them
  • Donate - The place where you can donate your own money or the money you earn from ads in the app and on the home screen
  • Settings - You can choose if you want wallpapers on your lock screen, and if you want to earn money from ads in the home screen
  • While browsing your phone, in the notifications screen you will notice a small tab, where it shows you how much money you earned to donate. More ads you see, more money you can donate.
Also, Samsung multiplies your earning by two, so you can donate 2x times more.

The Goals

Note: in this article, we will only view 5 of the goals.

The 7th goal - Affordable and clean energy

This goal is taking about how renewable energy solutions are becoming cheaper, more reliable, and more efficient every year. But still, 3 billion people rely on wood, coal and charcoal for cooking and heating. Maybe you're using non-renewable energy and you didn't even know!

There are many renewable energy types:

  • Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy
  • Hydroelectricity
  • Biomass Energy
  • Hydrogen
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Ocean Energy

As we see, many types of renewable energies are easy to use, which making countries that don't use renewable energy seem not caring about our future and planet. And this is what it is trying to solve.

Here are some facts:

  • 13% of the global population still lacks access to modern electricity
  • Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change, accounting for around 60% of total global greenhouse gas emissions.
  • The Share of renewable energy in final energy consumption has reached 17.5% in 2015

The 12th goal - Responsible consumption and production

That goal is trying to solve the waste of natural resources like water, wood and metal. Did you know that we can rely only on 0.5% of the water in the world because 3% is drinkable water but 2.5 of it is in Antarctica?

Here are some facts:

  • If people worldwide switched to energy-efficient light bulbs, the world would save $120 billion every year.
  • Each year, an estimated 1/3 of all food produced - equivalent to 1.3 billion tons worth around $1 trillion - ends up rotting in the trash cans of consumers and retailers, or spoiling due to poor transportation and harvesting practices.

The 13th goal - Climate action

The climate change, a threat to our entire civilization, and the effects are already visible. They will be catastrophic unless we act now. We can do that through many fields: education, innovation and regulation.

What you can do?

you can support organizations and political candidates that take climate actions and teach in schools and universities about climate change.

Here are some facts:

  • Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) have increased by almost 50% since 1990
  • Emissions grew more quickly between 2000 and 2010 than in each of the three previous decades

The 14th goal - Life below water

Oceans and seas are important for us because they are absorbing 30% of carbon dioxide produced by humans and giving us food such as Tuna, Salmon and Filet. This is why we need to protect them by eliminating pollution and overfishing around the globe.

Charities that clean ocean from pollution:

  • plasticoceans
  • greenpeace
  • 5gyres

Here are some facts:

  • Oceans contain nearly 200,000 identified species, but actual numbers may lie in the millions.
  • Open ocean sites show current levels of acidity have increased by 26% since the start of the industrial revolution.
  • The sea is home to the world’s largest living structure – the Great Barrier Reef. Measuring around 2,600km, it can even be seen from the Moon!

The 15th goal - Life on land

Eventually, we are living on the land, this is our home, and no one wants to live in a destroyed and dirty home, but still, we cause severe damage to it through deforestation, loss of natural habitats, and land degradation.

What you can do?

Here are some facts:

  • Forests are home to more than 80% of all continental species of animals, plants, and insects
  • Of the 8,300 animal breeds known, 8% are extinct and 22% are at risk of extinction
  • Due to drought and desertification (the process by which fertile land becomes desert), 12 million hectares are lost each year (23 hectares per minute). Within one year, 20 million tons of grain could have been grown.

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