SDG 9

 

 

Goal 9: Resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Targets to be of relevance for Austria in the context of meetPASS:
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
9.4 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

Integrating climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning (SDG 13.2) could affect the achievment of SDG 9 or vice versa.
Possible relationships between these two SDGs are given below.
Please read each suggested relationship/claim/hypothesis and indicate your assessment of them.

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The provision of sustainable infrastructure is crucial to enable the expansion of renewable energy resources and a decrease in emissions.
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Extension of infrastructure for public transport can reduce car use and thus CO2 emissions.
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Initially the building of infrastructure can cause an increase in emissions but enable long term reductions.
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Climate change mitigation measures can restrict the building of new, unsustainable infrastructure to protect habitats, creation of natural parks, green zones. Infrastructure can lead to habitat fragmentation

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The improvement of energy and resource efficiency is necessary to ensure sustainable production.
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Some sectors (e.g. iron, steel, cement and petroleum) will be more impacted by climate mitigation measures than others (e.g. service sectors).
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Investment in climate change mitigation and cleaner technologies can enable some businesses to gain a competitive advantage.
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