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SDG 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation by 2030


Functioning and resilient infrastructure is the foundation of a successful community. However, not everyone has access to transport, information and communication technologies, sanitation, electrical power or water. Economic growth, social development and climate action are heavily dependent on investments in infrastructure, industrial development and technological progress. This will bring prosperity, create jobs and make sure that we build stable and prosperous societies across the globe.

What Can I Do?

Don’t throw away, give away. Upgrading our electric devices is inevitable but often our gadgets are still in good working condition. Pass on your old working devices or recycle. Raise awareness about the lack of infrastructure for communication services all people still do not have - host a small event for people to donate their old, working phones. Does your campus invest in clean and resilient infrastructure? Sustainable infrastructure can ensure we breathe cleaner air, our rainwater run-off is cleaner and less of a burden on sewer infrastructure, our plants attract beneficial wildlife and green sprawls are created across campuses.

What Are The Targets?

9.1 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