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Knowledge Hub on UN SDGs

The second Knowledge Hub dedicated to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) will be launched by the Water JPI in December 2019.

Why?
Water crises have been identified in 2019 by the World Economic Forum as the TOP 4 risk in terms of impacts in society for the upcoming years; Water crises, associated with the failure of climate-change adaptation, are also perceived as more likely and impactful than average risk;
Since 2000, target 10 of Goal 7 of the UN Millenium Development Goals was dedicated to “halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation”. In the UN SDGs for 2030 , Goal 6 is to “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”, divided into seven specific targets, but water is almost present in all of the 17 SDGs, namely SDG 1 (No poverty), SDG 3 (Health), SDG (Sustainable cities and communities), SDG 12 (Responsible consumption and production), SDG 13 (Combat climate change and its impacts), and SDG 14 (Life below water). Within the SDG 6, the Target 6.a is dedicated to international cooperation (“By 2030, expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies”);
Finally, the European Commission has defended the necessity for the EU to play a leading role at the global scale by fully integrating the SDGs in the framework of its internal and external policies.
In this context, the Water JPI has launched several activities related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Dublin workshop on Water JPI SRIA and UN SDGs , 24 March 2017, for identifying possible gaps in the Water JPI SRIA (to be integrated in the future revision) and possible priority topics for a Joint Transnational Call
  • Joint Transnational Call in 2017 , which led to the selection of 8 research and innovation projects funded by 9 countries
  • Paris workshop, 7 & 8 February 2019, for exchanging and proposing topics for this second Knowledge Hub of the Water JPI global water challenges

More information will soon be published here.

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published on 2019/06/21 12:15:29 GMT+0 last modified 2019-06-21T12:15:29+00:00