What are the SDGs?

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The 17 SDGs provide clear guidelines, targets and indicators for all countries to adopt in accordance with their own priorities and the environmental challenges of the world at large.

Certifying SDG Impacts

Gold Standard for the Global Goals is an internationally-recognized standard of excellence in impact certification, fully aligned with the United Nation´s SDG framework.  Developers must comply with a comprehensive set of requirements, safeguards and methodologies to achieve project certification. Perene Institute is the first organization to achieve project validation under Gold Standard for the Global Goals.

The projects developed by Perene Institute are publicly recognized through the Gold Standard certification  process, ensuring transparency, accountability and rigorous impact assessment.

GOALS, TARGETS AND INDICATORS

SDG 1 – NO POVERTY

1.4 By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance.

Perene Institute’s projects directly result in the reduction of poverty in the Brazilian Northeast, through the provision of new technologies, services, and training of the rural population. The participants in our projects are members of quilombola and traditional communities – shellfish, fishermen, family farmers, palm oil and cassava flour producers.

Indicators: number of families benefited, increase in family assets, volume of revenue generated for local enterprises. 

SDG 3 – GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

3.9 By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination.

Efficient stove adoption reduces household air pollution by improving family health and home hygiene. Perene Institute collects qualitative data through 1,000+ household interviews/year, and is currently seeking partners to implement the innovative ADALY methodology, correlating the quantitative reduction of particulate matter in the household air environment with reduction of cardiovascular diseases.

Indicator:  number of ADALYS*  generated. *(Avoided Disability-Adjusted Life Years).

SDG 5 – GENDER EQUALITY

5.5 Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic and public life.

Women lead the actions of Perene Institute, from management to end-users, participating in all stages of planning, engagement, implementation and monitoring. Perene Institute is currently in the process of certification of  SDG 5 impacts, following international methodology.

Indicators:  percentage of leadership positions held by women, number of women with access to improved technology, number of women trained in operation and maintenance, percentage of data collected by gender.

SDG 7 – AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY

7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services.

Perene Institute’s efficient stove model incorporates a series of energy efficiency measures, including the use of thermal insulation and a combustion chamber, resulting in twice the efficiency of traditional rudimentary stoves.

Indicator:  Indicator: number of people with access to improved cooking technology, percentage of increased efficiency.

SDG 13 – CLIMATE ACTION

13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning.

Our projects have public recognition of the climatic benefits resulting from the reduction of emissions in tons of Carbon Dioxide.

Indicators:  reduction of CO2 emissions in tonnes and certified on behalf of the Perene Institute by Gold Standard and registered in the Markit Registry.

SDG 15 – LIFE ON LAND

15.2 By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation around the globe.

Perene Institute promotes forest restoration in degraded areas of tropical forest biomes and manages the environmental preservation of the Atlantic Rainforest (Reserve of Paraguaçu).

Indicators:  restored hectares, conserved hectares and tons of wood avoided.