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  • [New] Managing climate risks through social protection Protecting poor and vulnerable small-scale producers from the negative impacts of climate risks is an imperative in order to reach FAO's strategic objectives and achieve SDG 1 and 2. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • [New] With the number of people in urban areas projected to swell by 2.5 billion over the next 30 years - growing from more than half of the global population to 68% by 2050 - cities will play an important role in ensuring progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable cities: Plotting a smart, resilient route to the urban future
  • [New] By improving energy efficiency, entities can contribute to the achievement of SDG Target 7.3 (by 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency). Food and Agriculture Organisation
  • [New] Meeting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, which cover everything from eliminating hunger to providing livelihoods and tackling climate change, could unlock trillions in value and create hundreds of millions of jobs this decade. Harvard Business Review
  • [New] The UN Sustainable Development Goals provide a timely opportunity for a renewed focus on higher education to promote social and values-based education. The City-Region Economic Development Institute
  • While expected trends in drivers of food security give cause for optimism, there will still be around 2.5 billion people experiencing moderate to severe food shortage by 2030 and so the SDG 2 goal of ending hunger will not be fulfilled globally. IIASA
  • More and more UN agencies are looking at AI, both as a disruptive technology to their respective policy domain and as a tool to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. AI and Ethics
  • The Great Green Wall is an African-led movement launched in 2007 by leaders from the Sahelian countries, with an epic ambition to grow an 8,000 km natural wonder of the world across the entire width of Africa, involving at least 11 countries and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Great Green Wall
  • The BRIK will leverage its global network both within the blockchain space and across traditional industries to showcase the transformative potential of blockchain technology, further working with their partners to model and establish sustainable development goals. Blockchain Research Institute
  • Sustainable Development Goal 4.0 obliges India to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030. yuva
  • Food and agriculture have a decisive role to play in achieving the SDGs by 2030, especially ending hunger and poverty and transforming food systems including sustaining the world's ecosystems, preserving natural resources and combatting climate change. The Herald
  • Improving access to energy is on the frontline of the global development agenda geared towards achieving SDG 7 that envisages a future where everyone is able to access affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy. africancentre.org
  • Getting Asia and the Pacific back on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG-6, which calls for clean water and sanitation for all, will be a tall order. Asian Development Blog
  • Follows recent WHO and UNICEF warning that billions worldwide will be without safely managed household drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services in 2030, missing a UN sustainable development goal - unless the rate of progress quadruples. Envirotec
  • The methods and techniques of synthetic biology and the new industries it is creating will be pivotal enablers in achieving many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals - from food security and sanitation through to clean energy and good health. Imperial College London
  • The world is far away from accomplishing Sustainable Development Goal 2 of ending world hunger by 2030, given the fact that ~840 million people still adhere to face serious food insecurity by the end of the decade. Frontiers
  • After the UN adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Taiwan has focused on helping its partners achieve Sustainable Development Goals, setting a roadmap to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and collaborating in the fight against and the pandemic and recovery from it. Taiwan News
  • UN Sustainable Development Goal 14 (to protect the health of the ocean) is not fully on track to achieve all ten targets by 2030 and none of the Aichi targets have been achieved within the past UN Decade on Biodiversity. Frontiers
  • SDG 2 could play a critical role in eradicating poverty (Goal 1) and promoting health and wellbeing (Goal 3). IIED
  • There is a clear need to continue research to build sustainable and resilient cities to thereby achieve the sustainable development goals set by the UN and the European objective of carbon neutrality in 2050. MDPI
  • The Food Systems Summit is a key milestone for achieving SDG 2 - zero hunger by 2030. Goverment of the Netherlands
  • In the most negative scenarios, the population at risk of hunger is expected to increase by 8% over the 2010-2050 period, which implies that the Sustainable Development Goal of ending hunger and achieving food security will not be achieved. ScienceDaily

Last updated: 19 September 2021


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