Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability

Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education
Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education
Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality
Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality
Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health
Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health
Goal 6: Combat HIV, AIDS, Malaria, and Other Major Diseases
Goal 6: Combat HIV, AIDS, Malaria, and Other Major Diseases
Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development
Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development

Africa is doing well in limiting CO2 emissions and ozone-depleting substances, yet forest cover is shrinking, and most countries struggle to meet targets on water and sanitation

Achieving and sustaining environmental sustainability is a challenge, especially with the emerging threat of climate change. And Africa is doing well in limiting CO2 emissions and ozone-depleting substances, yet forest cover is shrinking, and most countries struggle to meet targets on water and sanitation. To improve access to water and sanitation, countries must concentrate efforts in rural areas and low-income groups, as urban–rural income disparities in access are holding back progress.