Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
Goal 9: Industry Innovation and Infrastructure
Crucial drivers of economic growth and development are an investment in infrastructure and innovation. As there is the growth of new industries and information and communication technologies, renewable energy and mass transport are becoming ever more important, with over half the world population now living in cities.
Providing new jobs and promoting energy efficiency is technological progress are also keys to find lasting solutions to both economic and environmental challenges. All important ways to facilitate sustainable development are promoting sustainable industries, and investing in scientific research and innovation.
There are around 4 billion people still do not have access to the internet and from the developing world there are 90% of the people. To ensure equal access to knowledge and information, as well as foster innovation and entrepreneurship, bridging this digital divide is crucial.
Facts and Figures:
- 1 Worldwide, 2.3 billion people lack access to basic sanitation.
- 2 More than 4 billion people still do not have access to the Internet; 90 % of them are in the developing world.
- 3 The renewable energy sectors currently employ more than 2.3 million people, the number could reach 20 million by 2030.
- 4 In developing countries, barely 30% of agricultural products undergo industrial processing, compared to 98% high-income countries.
- 5 In some low-income African countries, infrastructure constraints cut businesses productivity by around 40%.
- 6 2.6 billion people in developing countries do not have access to constant electricity.