The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) elaborated by the United Nations are 17 and they range from the environment to human well-being, taking in consideration the inequalities, social problems and environmental sustainability. Through joint efforts, shared by persons, companies and states, we have the goal to achieve them by the year 2030.

SDGs Mapping is an initiative that includes a series of 17 maps through which gisAction intends to contribute to information, dissemination and collective debate regarding the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Global challenges that concern everyone, each in his professional function, as well as in the individual sphere. Multidimensional challenges that the global community leads with results in variable geographies.

Through the 17 thematic maps published twice a month, we will map the key indicators, objective by objective, using the authoritative data from the Open SDG Data Hub portal, published by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD).

17 maps to contribute to the dissemination and collective debate regarding the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

To help monitor the progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, we need accurate, prompt, sufficiently disaggregated, relevant, accessible and user-friendly data and statistics.
This is a crucial function of information and communication technologies (ICT) and geospatial technologies in contributing to the fulfillment of the SDGs.

The geospatial data thanks to Geographic Information Systems can be exploited not only for the creation of maps, but also as decision support solutions, due to their ability to integrate and analyze multi-scale and multi-thematic geographic data, statistics and other information in order to provide clear indications to follow.

Mapping the key indicators that measure the performance in achievement of the 17 goals that we have all committed to reach by 2030, seems inevitable and essential to assess how close or far we are to the goal and to act in an informed and effective way.


SDGs Mapping

SDG9: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE

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Goal 9: Build a resilient infrastructure and promote innovation and fair, responsible and sustainable industrialization

SDG 9 aims to achieve sustainable and quality infrastructures for all, to further a new business model that respects the principles of sustainability and adopts clean industrial technologies and processes. Ather goals are to promote innovation and the achievement of equal access to information, especially through the Internet.

An important aspiration for this goal is to improve scientific research, particularly in developing countries (Target 9.5).

How far have we come?

Explore the SDG Map BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE. It shows the expenses in research and development.

Facts and figures

• Basic infrastructure such as roads, information and communication technologies, sanitation, electricity and water are still scarce in many developing countries.

• About 2.6 billion people in developing countries face impediments to continuous access to electricity.

• 2.5 billion people worldwide have no access to health services and nearly 800 million people, of whom many of the hundreds of millions are in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, lack access to water.

(Source United Nations)

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What can the role of businesses be? Companies must promote industrial processes that do not impact the environment and support innovation and research in their field. What can we all do? Support and promote projects that create quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure.

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SDG MAP 8: DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH

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Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

One of the goals identified to achieve this multi-dimensional goal is by 2030, to substantially reduce the percentage of unemployed young people. The way to this goal is certainly through education or training, by focusing on economic growth, increasing productivity and creating decent jobs.
According to the latest updates, there are more than 200 million people without a source of income worldwide, mainly young people. Jobs and economic growth make a decisive contribution to eradicating poverty. A sufficient number of decent jobs, including the respect for human rights and the limits of our planet, are of crucial importance both for developing countries and for emerging and industrialized countries.

How far have we come?

Explore the SDG Map DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH to analyze global results.
The map shows the percentage of young people between 15 and 24 years old who do not work and do not study.

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Each of us could contribute to achieving the eighth goal of sustainable development by promoting safe and sustainable work environments.

Do you have any other ideas on how to contribute to achieving the eighth goal ‘Decent work and economic growth’? Share it with us!

SDG MAP 7: AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY

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Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

One of the goals identified to achieve this multi-dimensional goal is, by 2030, to substantially increase the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. To this end, it is essential that the entire population obtain the energy to improve, on a global scale, access to heating systems, lighting, access to the Internet and other work tools, all of which have a direct impact on the development. To date, one in five people does not have access to electricity.

How far have we come?

Explore the AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY SDG Map to analyze the global results. The map shows the renewable energy share in the total final energy consumption.

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Each of us could contribute to achieving the seventh goal for sustainable development simply by turning off the lights in the rooms that are not used, using energy-saving light bulbs and setting up appliances
in low consumption mode.

Do you have any other ideas on how to contribute to the achievement of the seventh goal ‘Clean and accessible energy’? Share it with us!

SDG MAP 6: CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION

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Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Did you know that one out every three people worldwide does not have access to safe drinking water (Unicef ​​and WHO Report) and more than half of the population does not have safe sanitation?

The contamination of water as a direct consequence of industrial water residues, the inadequate elimination of waste, the climate change that is increasingly causing extreme weather phenomena, such as drought and floods, are worsening the situation.

SDG 6 aims to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation facilities for all.

How far have we come?

Explore the SDG Map CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION to analyze the global results.

The map shows the percentage of the population using safely managed drinking water services in urban and rural areas.

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Each of us could contribute to achieving the sixth goal for sustainable development by not wasting water in daily activities.

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SDG MAP 5: GENDER EQUALITY

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Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.

Gender equality is not just a basic human right, it is a necessary condition for a prosperous, sustainable and peaceful world.

One of the goals identified to reach the 5th goal is to guarantee women full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life (Target 5.5).

How far have we come?

Explore the GENDER EQUALITY SDG Map to analyze the global results. The map shows the percentage of seats held by women in national parliaments.

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Each of us could contribute to achieving this goal! What are we going on first? We could start, for example, by sharing the household tasks.

Do you have any other ideas on how to contribute to achieving the fourth ‘Quality Education’ goal? Share it with us!

SDG MAP 4: QUALITY EDUCATION

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Goal 4: Provide quality, equitable and inclusive education and learning opportunities for all

Only through access to education by the entire population it is possible to guarantee sustainable economic growth. The fourth objective is focused on the eradication of illiteracy, ensuring that all people belonging to vulnerable groups have a free, equitable and high quality level of education, leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes by 2030 (Target 4.1).

How far have we come?

Explore the SDG Map QUALITY EDUCATION to analyze global results. The map shows the percentage of completion of Upper Secondary Education.

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Contribute to achieving this goal by respecting diversity, without any distinction of sex, age, disability, race or ethnicity, in the awareness that everyone has equal dignity.

Do you have any other ideas on how to contribute to achieving the fourth goal for sustainable development? Share it with us!

SDG MAP 3: GOOD HEALTH AND WELL BEING

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Goal 3: Ensuring health and well-being for all and for all ages

One of the goals identified to achieve this multi-dimensional goal is reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination.

Here are some countries where environmental and indoor pollution causes serious damage to health and is responsible for the high mortality rate of the population.

How far have we come?

Explore the HEALTH AND WELLNESS SDG Map to analyze global results. The map shows the mortality rate of the population determined by environmental and indoor pollution. Clicking on one of the countries you can compare the effect of the atmospheric and indoor pollution.

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You can also contribute to achieving the third goal by trying to reduce the risks related to the health of your relatives: vaccinate your family!

 Do you have any other ideas on how to contribute to achieving the third goal for sustainable development? Share it with us!

SDG MAP 2: ZERO HUNGER

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Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

The second objective aims to end all forms of malnutrition and ensure access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food for all people, especially for poor and particularly vulnerable categories, including pregnant and lactating women, elderly people and children under 5 years of age.

Video taken from the gisAction map “SDG Mapping SDG2 – ZERO HUNGER”

Are we on track to achieve the SDG 2?

Explore the SDG Map ZERO HUNGER to analyze and compare the extent of malnutrition among children under 5 years of age: body wasting and excess weight (%).

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By changing our habits we can certainly decrease the amount of food we waste every day. We can also support small local agricultural producers, who help conserve ecosystems.

Any other idea on how to contribute to achieving the second goal ‘Zero hunger’? Share it with us!

SDG MAP 1: NO POVERTY

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Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere

One of the goals identified to achieve the multi-dimensional goal ‘No poverty’ is to reduce, by 2030, at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions.

Pictures taken from the gisAction map “SDG Mapping SDG1 – NO POVERTY”

Where are we at?

Explore the ZERO POVERTY SDG Map to analyze global results. The map shows the percentage of the population in the world living below the national poverty line.

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Each of us could contribute to achieving the first goal for sustainable development by donating what we no longer use, a “responsible and sustainable” action to encourage reuse and reduce the impact on our ecosystem.

Do you have any other ideas on how to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals? Share it with us!