Until a few months ago, Indore, Madhya Pradesh’s most populous city, was almost choking on its plastic waste. The cit
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Sustainable Development Goal 11 or SDG 11, is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the UN in 2015. It calls for making cities sustainable. The official wording is: “Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.” The goal has nine targets to be achieved by at least 2030. Progress toward the targets will be measured by using fifteen indicators.
The targets are:
Support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilising local materials.
Sustainable Development Goal 6 or SDG 6, is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the UN in 2015. It calls for clean water and sanitation for all people. The official wording is: “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.” The goal has eight targets to be achieved by at least 2030. Progress toward the targets will be measured by using eleven “indicators.” Ensuring universal access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030 requires that we invest in adequate infrastructure, provide sanitation facilities, and encourage hygiene at every level. Protecting and restoring water-related ecosystems such as forests, mountains, wetlands and rivers is essential if we are to mitigate water scarcity. More international cooperation is also needed to encourage water efficiency and support treatment technologies in developing countries.
The eight targets are:
The New Urban Agenda focuses on promoting environmentally sound waste management and to substantially reducing waste generation by reducing, reusing and recycling waste, minimizing landfills and converting waste to energy when waste cannot be recycled or when this choice delivers the best environmental outcome.
It also focuses on promoting adequate investments in protective, accessible and sustainable infrastructure and service provision systems for water, sanitation and hygiene, sewage, solid waste management, urban drainage, reduction of air pollution and storm water management, in order to improve safety in the event of water-related disasters, improve health, ensure universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all, as well as access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, with special attention to the needs and safety of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations. It supports decentralized decision-making on waste disposal to promote universal access to sustainable waste management systems. It promotes the idea of extended producer responsibility that include waste generators and producers in the financing of urban waste management systems reduce the hazards and socioeconomic impacts of waste streams and increase recycling rates through better product design.