Education is one of the most powerful tools to build societies of the future. Formal and informal education is critical to promoting sustainable development, improving the capacity of humankind to address environmental issues and create a greener world.
How are we supporting the Quality Education goal?
In spite of all the technological advancements, there are more than 800 million people around the world who do not have access to basic drinking water services. Even more worrying is the fact that 2.3 billion people have no access to basic sanitation, which often results in death, chronic disease, and high mortality rates. Water demand for agriculture, industrial and domestic use is rapidly rising, and often followed by an increase in water pollution and a loss of ecosystems due to the growing amount of untreated wastewater.
How are we supporting the Clean Water and Sanitation goal:
Sustainable Development Goal 7 aims at ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Electricity production generates 30% of greenhouse gas emissions. Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Sustainable energy is an opportunity to transform lives, economies and the planet. There needs to be a substantial increase in the production of renewable energy across the world.
How are we supporting the Affordable and Clean Energy goal:
Our lives today exist predominately in cities. More than 50% of the population and 80% of all activities are concentrated in cities. The number of people living in cities will reach an estimated 70% by 2050. Cities are facing old/new challenges such as reducing pollution, improving air quality, creating new infrastructure and services to respond to the needs of an ageing population and managing resources
How are we supporting the Sustainable Cities and Community goal:
Climate change is one of the major challenges facing our world today, affecting the majority of the population and is the reason for the extreme temperatures we face each year. CO2 emissions are the main contributor towards global warming. The commitment of decarburization is vital in reducing global warming.
As one of the key players at global energy market, the UAE has an important role in finding a solution for preventing the emission of CO2. In achieving that goal, the country decided to diversify its energy mix and focus on sustainable and clean energy.
How are we supporting the Climate Action goal: