The EUXDAT platform was initially designed as an e-Infrastructure supporting decisions in agriculture, with the main focus on the private sector. During the project execution we recognised that there is a large potential also for public services and that EUXDAT as a large scale infrastructure has also a potential to help to solve a number of UN SDG goals. The EUXDAT exploitation strategy will now analyse, where EUXDAT can help in the UN SDI Goals.
From following Sustainable Development Goals UN were defined:
We can see as priority the following UN SDI goals:
- (2) Zero Hunger: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture!
Goal 2 states that by 2030 we should end hunger and all forms of malnutrition. This would be accomplished by doubling agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers (especially women and indigenous peoples), by ensuring sustainable food, and by progressively improving land and soil quality. Agriculture is the single largest employer in the world, providing livelihoods for 40% of the global population. It is the largest source of income for poor rural households. Women make up about 43% of the agricultural labour force in developing countries, and over 50% in parts of Asia and Africa. However, women own only 20% of the land.
- (6) Clean Water and Sanitation: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
SDG6 has eight targets and 11 indicators that will be used to monitor progress toward the targets. Most are to be achieved by the year 2030. One is targeted for 2020
- (7) Affordable and Clean Energy: Affordable and clean energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Access to affordable and reliable energy while increasing the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. This would involve improving energy efficiency and enhancing international cooperation to facilitate more open access to clean energy, technology and more investment in clean energy infrastructure.
- (9) Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation. Manufacturing is a major source of employment. In 2016, the least developed countries had less “manufacturing value added per capita”. The figure for Europe and North America amounted to US$4,621, compared to about $100 in the least developed countries.
- (11) Sustainable Cities and Communities:
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
The target for 2030 is to ensure access to safe and affordable. The indicator named to measure progress toward this target is the proportion of urban population living in slums or informal settlements. Between 2000 and 2014, the proportion fell from 39 percent to 30 percent. However, the absolute number of people living in slums went from 792 million in 2000 to an estimated 880 million in 2014. Movement from rural to urban areas has accelerated as the population has grown and better housing alternatives are available.
- (12) Responsible Consumption and Production
The targets of Goal include using eco friendly production methods and reducing the amount of waste. By 2030, national recycling rates should increase, as measured in tons of material recycled. Further, companies should adopt sustainable practices and publish sustainability reports.
- (13) Climate Action:
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy. The UN discussions and negotiations identified the links between the post-2015 SDG process and the process that concluded in Addis Ababa in July 2015 and the COP 21 Climate Change conference in Paris in December 2015.
- (15) Life On Land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
This goal articulates targets for preserving biodiversity of forest, desert, and mountain eco-systems, as a percentage of total land mass. Achieving a “land degradation-neutral world” can be reached by restoring degraded forests and land lost to drought and flood.