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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL (SDG 14): ‘LIFE BELOW WATER’ – PRESERVING AND PROTECTING THE OCEANS AND SEAS AND THE LIFE WITHIN THEM IS A VITAL TASK FOR ENGINEERS

BY ENG. (DR.) SAJA A. A. MAJEED Sri Lanka has a coastline that extends over 1,700 km, with numerous coastal and marine ecosystems, which include a variety of economic activities such as fisheries and aquaculture, tourism and ports and shipping. Such economic activities provide livelihood for more than 300,000 people through fisheries and around...

SDG 12: ‘RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION’ – ENGINEERS ARE IN THE FOREFRONT OF DEVELOPING SOLUTIONS

https://iesl.lk/SLEN/55/SDG.php BY ENG. (DR.) SAJA A. A. MAJEED Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) cuts across many sectors such as air, water and sanitation, energy and waste. It has a closer link to many sectors related to economy including food, transport, tourism, construction and health. An economic growth of a nation or a community should...

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL (SDG 11): ‘SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES’ – ENGINEERS MUST ACT FAST TO GET IT RIGHT

https://iesl.lk/SLEN/54/SDG.php BY ENG. (DR.) SAJA A. A. MAJEED The pace of urbanisation across the world has been dramatic over the past century. In 1900, there were 12 cities in the world with populations over one million. Today, there are more than 900 such cities and 35 ‘mega-cities’ with more than 10 million inhabitants (Andrew...

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS) – SDG10 – ENGINEERS CONTRIBUTE TO ‘REDUCE INEQUALITY WITHIN AND AMONG COUNTRIES’ BY ENG. (DR.) SAJA A. A. MAJEED

https://iesl.lk/SLEN/53/SDG.php Inequality can arise not only on an income or economic basis but also it is entwined with inequality in opportunities and access to services, such as in health, housing, food and education sectors. This means that SDG 10 is very much linked to many other SDGs. For example, SDG 1 – elimination of...

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS) – SDG9 –‘INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE’ IS ALL ABOUT ENGINEERING

BY : DR. SAJA A.A. MAJEED https://iesl.lk/SLEN/52/SDG9.php One of the most directly relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among 17 SDGs is the ‘Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure’ (SDG 9), besides other SDGs such as Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6) and Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7). The Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure (I3) sectors are...

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS) – WHAT ENGINEERS CAN DO TO ADVANCE SDG8

The SDGs provide an integrated framework of social, economic and environmental commitments to advance the development in a rapidly changing and complex world. Economic growth is one of the three key pillars of an integrated approach to sustainable development, among other pillars – social equity and environmental sustainability. Hence, it is important to enhance...

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