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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL (SDG 12): ‘RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION’ – ENGINEERS ARE IN THE FOREFRONT OF DEVELOPING SOLUTIONS

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 not...

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL (SDG 16): ‘PEACE, JUSTICE, AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS’ – ENGINEERS CREATE A CONDUCIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR PEACEFUL AND JUST SOCIETY

https://iesl.lk/SLEN/59/SDG.php ‘Since wars begin in the minds of men and women it is in the minds of men and women that the defences of peace must be constructed’ – UNESCO Peace and justice are key corner stones of a healthy society and they are two sides of the same coin (Eisenhower 1958) and true...

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL (SDG 15): ‘LIFE ON LAND’ – ENGINEERS ARE KEY STAKEHOLDERS IN THE SUSTAINABLE USE OF ECOSYSTEMS AND PRESERVING BIODIVERSITY

BY ENG. (DR.) SAJA A. A. MAJEED https://iesl.lk/SLEN/58/SDG.php Land is a fundamental resource for dignified human living, primarily for safer dwelling in this era. It is required for developing a number of socio-economic sectors too, such as agriculture, forestry, irrigation, plantation, and industries, apart from the need for other large-scale physical infrastructures such as...

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...

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...

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