SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Introducing the Youth Solutions Hub

The Youth Solutions Program by SDSN Youth is one of these initiatives. Since the publication of the first edition of the Youth Solutions Report in January 2017, the Program has grown exponentially, quickly becoming a reference point for discussions around the need to build innovation systems that are both youth-inclusive and aligned with the SDGs.

World Environment Day

On March 15, China announced that it will host the global World Environment Day celebrations on 5 June 2019 with the theme of air pollution.

Approximately 7 million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution, with about 4 million of these deaths occurring in Asia-Pacific. World Environment Day 2019 will urge governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies, and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world. 

Investors and SDGs

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) give companies and investors a unique chance to create a better world. In this video, we ask prominent members from the investor world why the SDGs matter when it comes to making investment decisions.

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2018: Recent Trends and Developments

The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR) is a recurrent publication prepared by the Trade, Investment and Innovation Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. It provides information and independent analyses of regional trends and policy developments in trade, goods and commercial services, as well as foreign direct investment. It also provides insights into the impacts of these recent and emerging developments on countries’ abilities to meet the challenges of achieving sustainable development.

United Nations University – Computing and Society (UNU-CS)

The United Nations University - Computing and Society (UNU-CS) is a research institute at the intersections of information and communication technology (ICT) and international development.
 
UNU-CS conducts UN policy-relevant research and generates solutions, addressing key issues expressed in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through high-impact innovations and frontier technologies. Through its research, UNU-CS encourages data-driven and evidence-based actions and policies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Policy Coherence for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience: From Evidence to Implementation

Disaster risk reduction and resilience is crucial to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Embedded across the SDGs, disaster risk reduction is an enabler of more than a dozen goals spanning food security, human health, infrastructure, and ecosystem-related targets. Enhancing policy coherence among the SDGs and across the 2030 Development Agendas requires an approach that can be adapted to the specific circumstances, context and needs of countries.

Green Growth Video Series

Green Growth is a policy focus for the Asia and Pacific region that emphasizes environmentally sustainable economic progress to foster low-carbon, socially inclusive development. Green Growth is a globally relevant approach to sustainable economic growth that was developed in Asia.

SDG Business Hub

WBCSD’s SDG Business Hub captures and packages latest insight, developments and emerging trends on the Sustainable Development Goals to support the private sector in navigating this dynamic agenda. It provides an overview of WBCSD’s work in the SDG arena and includes an extensive resource library featuring reports, tools and other resources that are particularly relevant to business.