Chemicals and the Sustainable Development Goals
If you look at the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Agenda 2030, chemicals are not mentioned. They are only mentioned in some of the underlying targets. However, chemical development plays a critical role in almost all the goals, but they play a dual role. On the one hand they are helping us to achieve those goals, like using fertilizers to reach the SDG2 – Zero hunger. On the other hand, they are a risk for goals like SDG 3 – Good health and well-being, SDG14 – Life below water, or SDG15 – Life on land.