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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL (SDG 13): ‘CLIMATE ACTION’ – ENGINEERS CANNOT DO AWAY WITH IT

BY ENG. (DR.) SAJA A. A. MAJEED https://iesl.lk/SLEN/56/SDG.php “Doing the right thing on climate change should be baked into an engineer’s DNA”– Anthony Ingraffea, Professor, Cornell University Climate change has become a major threat to the entire humanity globally. Sri Lanka too continues to experience a number of climate-induced disasters every year, which lead...

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) – 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...

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS) – ENGINEERS PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN ADVANCING SDG6 –‘CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION’?

https://iesl.lk/SLEN/49/SDG7.php As we know, the key role of engineering is to improve the quality of life of people by developing and providing necessary community infrastructure and services. The provision of clean water and access to appropriate sanitation facilities are the key areas of community wellbeing among other essential infrastructure and services required for basic...

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