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Goal 8, promotes “sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all” and includes target 8.9: «by 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products». 22 THE SDGS AND THE COMPANIES OF THE TOURISM SECTOR 2015 has become a landmark year for sustainability, being the year in which governments agreed to adopt the post-2015 development agenda. The new agenda is transformative, as it focuses on people and contains bold and ambitious goals. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that build on and expand the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), whose implementation ended in 2015, comprise 17 goals and 169 targets and will serve as the framework for the new global development agenda for the next fifteen years. Tourism can contribute directly or indirectly to all these Goals. Specifically, tourism appears in the targets of Goals 8, 12 and 14, which relate, respectively, to inclusive and sustainable economic development, sustainable consumption and production, and sustainable use of oceans and marine resources. Sustainable tourism is firmly positioned in the post-2015 development agenda. To accomplish this agenda, however, a clear implementation framework is needed, with adequate funding and investment in technology, infrastructure and human resources.10 10 Tourism and the SDGs (Madrid: UNWTO, 2015)


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