Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
WHAT IS ITInclusive and sustainable industrialization, together with innovation and infrastructure, can unleash dynamic and competitive economic forces that generate employment and income. Global manufacturing growth has been steadily declining, even before COVID But, they play a key role in introducing and promoting new technologies, facilitating international trade and enabling efficient use of resources. Innovation and technological progress are key to finding lasting solutions
TARGETS9.1 Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all 9.2 Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization 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 9.3 Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services, including affordable credit, and their integration into value chains and markets 9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities 9.5 Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending 9.A Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries through enhanced financial, technological and technical support to African countries, least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States 18 9.B Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries, including by ensuring a conducive policy environment for, inter alia, industrial diversification and value addition to commodities 9.C Significantly increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020
WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?
1:5One in five people in developing countries have access to and use the internet which is leaving 3.6 billion people offline
51%51% of air passengers stopped flying from January to May 2020 causing the aviation industry to suffer the steepest decline in history
2019Developing countries outpace developed economies in renewable investments by 20 billion dollars
WHAT CAN YOU DO
Balance with Nature
Be more energy and resource-efficient in your daily tasks
Think about how industry impacts on your life and well-being and use social media to push for policy makers to prioritize the sustainable development goals
Global efforts need to be stepped up to address the increase in cyber attacks, hate speech and security breaches