Technology Challenges and tools for the implementation of the water related sustainable development goals and targets

Elisa Tonda (UNEP) with the collaboration of Christian Susan (UNIDO)

“The Synthesis Report of the Secretary General on the Post 2015 Agenda calls for:

Having taken into account the recommendations of the structured dialogues of the General Assembly, I propose to establish an online, global platform building on and complementing existing initiatives, and with the participation of all relevant stakeholders, (paragraph 125)

and

At the same time, I call upon all Member States to (a) urgently finalize arrangements for the establishment of the proposed Technology Bank and the Science, Technology, and Innovation Capacity Building Mechanism for LDCs, (b) significantly scale up cooperation for the sharing of technologies, strengthening knowledge and capacity building for usage, innovation capacities, including ICTs, (c) make the adjustments necessary in the national and international policy frameworks to facilitate these actions, (d) substantially progress in the development, transfer, and dissemination of such technologies and knowledge to developing countries on favorable, concessional, and preferential terms; (e) ensure that our global intellectual property regimes and the application of TRIPS flexibilities are fully consistent with and contribute to the goals of sustainable development; (f) make specific commitments to shifting public resources out of harmful technologies, and into our sustainable development goals; and (g) promote the acceleration of the innovation-to-market-to-public good cycle of clean and environmentally sound technologies. (paragraph 126)”.

What are your suggestions to implement this?

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One thought on “Technology Challenges and tools for the implementation of the water related sustainable development goals and targets

  1. A first step could be to identify best practices and innovative technologies (in wastewater reuse, water services provision, capacity building to local communities etc,) in our regions( In my case, Latin America). Also it seems important to systematize the good examples and share the best practices across different regions.

    In Latin America, two knowledge networks were implemented the last five years ( RRASCA in Central America and Knowledge Node in Bolivia, South America) to disseminate succesful experiences and technologies in sustainable sanitation.

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