THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

YellowBlocks
Mar 30, 2019 · 3 min read

We all know that our upcoming event is about Blockchain for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but what are SDGs?
Let’s learn about the Sustainable Development Goals with YellowBlocks!

  1. ABOUT SDGs

In 2015, leaders from 193 countries came together to face the future. And what they saw was daunting. Famines. Drought. Wars. Plagues. Poverty. Not just in some faraway place, but in their own cities and towns and villages. So leaders created a set of 17 goals called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is one of the leading organizations working to fulfill the SDGs by the year 2030. Present in nearly 170 countries and territories, we help nations make the Goals a reality.

👉For further information:
http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/corporate/brochure/SDGs_Booklet_Web_En.pdf
https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/report/2018/

2. 17 SDGS

3. A closer look at the 2 of 17 goals

- Industry, Innovation And Infrastructure — build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Technological progress helps us address big global challenges such as creating jobs and becoming more energy efficient. For example, the world is becoming ever more interconnected and prosperous thanks to the internet. The more we invest in innovation and infrastructure, the better off we’ll all be. Bridging the digital divide, promoting sustainable industries, and investing in scientific research and innovation are all important ways to facilitate sustainable development.

- Sustainable Cities And Communities — make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
More than half the world’s population now lives in cities, and that figure will go to about two-thirds of humanity by the year 2050. A lot of people love cities; they’re centers of culture and business and life. The thing is, they’re also often centers of extreme poverty. To make cities sustainable for all, we can create good, affordable public housing. We can upgrade slum settlements. We can invest in public transport, create green spaces, and get a broader range of people involved in urban planning decisions.

👉Read others:
http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/corporate/brochure/SDGs_Booklet_Web_En.pdf

4. IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

Technology and innovations play a key role in contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals at scale. And Blockchain Technology is one of the anticipated changing force, as it
provide a new platform of trust, verifiability, and transparency.


About YellowBlocks
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