On September 25, 2015, the United Nations (UN) Summit in New York adopted the 2030 Agenda, which includes 17 global goals for sustainable development. With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN has defined a new standard for sustainable development. The 2030 Agenda is the UN's first comprehensive set of political goals that identifies social, environmental and economic aspects of sustainable development in a balanced manner and is aimed equally at industrialized nations, emerging economies and developing countries. The 17 SDGs have been split into 169 targets or sub-targets. They refer to substantive goals or address possible implementation paths with financial or structural measures. These targets are used by states, federal states, cities and also by companies to specify their development goals.