Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
7.4. By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology.
Research into the efficiency of a vessel propelled under sail and under motor, promoting alternative/ natural/ traditional energy sources for propulsion.
Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
8.5. By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.
Provides quantitative and qualitative evidence that any person, regardless of disadvantage/ disability/ gender/ age can achieve full and productive employment; which in the right circumstances provides equal output holding equal value (which deserves equal pay).
8.6. By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training.
There is substance evidence to suggest that young people who participate in Sail Training voyages return to Employment, Education or Training post voyage.
8.9. By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products.
The increase in international race events, requiring port festivals/ events in existing and new Tall Ship friendly ports. The increasing development of sustainable practices during Tall Ship port events.
8.12. By 2020, develop and operationalise a global strategy for youth employment and implement the Global Jobs Pact of the International Labour Organisation.
There is potential to develop a global strategy for youth employment post Sail Training voyages as research into the impact on young people (e.g. the recent Theory of Change model) is conducted.
9.1. Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and trans border infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.
The preparation that ports and coastal communities may need to conduct once their bid to be a host port for a Tall Ships festival is accepted. During the event increased revenue is created by additional visitor numbers.
9.2. Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and gross domestic product, in line with national circumstances, and double its share in least developed countries.
By the creation and implementation of the Blue Flag Scheme for Sail Training vessels, ports and coastal communities that accommodate visiting vessels may need to improve facilities to enable the vessels to meet the scheme’s criteria. Likewise, visiting vessels promote sustainable maritime practices to their host communities. Can inspire longer term tourism and repeat visitors, especially if Tall Ship events return in future race series.