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A new understanding of prosperity and development
Report on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
The 2030 Agenda stands for a new global understanding of prosperity that goes beyond a narrow view of per capita income. It is about transforming economies towards sustainable development, for example through responsible consumption and production patterns and clean and affordable energy. It is becoming clear that climate policy, sustainable development and poverty reduction are inextricably intertwined.
The implementation of the Agenda in conjunction with the Paris Climate Agreement (December 2015) offers a great opportunity to create the shift towards sustainable and low-emission lifestyles and economies worldwide - in other words, to make our behaviour "grandchild-friendly". The 2030 Agenda explicitly calls for putting the weakest and most vulnerable at the centre and leaving no one behind.
But any plan is only as good as its implementation. The goals of the 2030 Agenda can only be achieved through intensive cooperation within the framework of a new global partnership. All countries are therefore called upon to report on their efforts and progress - not only nationally, but also at the United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
Shortage of skilled workers in the skilled crafts sector is a social problem
What has been known for decades, but society has not wanted to recognise, is the dependence on well-trained craftsmen. Who can be commissioned and are affordable.
Now that despots have created dependencies and are implementing a new form of warfare regardless of losses, some are waking up. What was foreseeable with normal common sense for years and could have been avoided, demands quick solutions. And their timely implementation.
The construction sector is one of the world's main CO2 emitters, accounting for more than 30%
The pressure on transformation is enormous
There is already a shortage of an estimated 250,000 skilled workers in Germany alone. Due to age, many skilled workers will retire. Young people are still attracted to study. For professions such as plant engineer, heating system technician, special IT knowledge is already required that is equivalent to a degree from a university of applied sciences.
The economy cannot avoid promoting every talent and giving young people the security of being able to pursue their further education without having to fulfil social expectations. Higher education in Germany has long been available in a variety of ways.
The equivalence of vocational and academic education has not been an issue financially for a long time. Financially, some courses of study have not offered any advantage for a long time. On the contrary. In many courses of study, students have been threatened with unemployment for years.
Solar roofs, comprehensive charging stations for e-mobility. Replacement of heating systems. Intelligent window facades with electrochromes and thermochromic windows. New insulation materials from fungal mycelium. Salt crystals as a Styrofoam substitute. Transparent wood.
Concrete alone causes 70 giga tons of CO2. New developments such as carbon concrete - meshes of carbon fibres instead of corrosion-prone steel - reduce the thickness by half. And with it the load. Curved shapes can even be realised. Successful research is being carried out on this at the TU Dresden.
The latest patent for graphene concrete is held by the British company Black Swan Graphene Inc. Even a small amount of PureGRAPH® provides a significant increase in the compressive strength and stability of concrete and mortar. This makes the use of PureGRAPH® particularly obvious where the concrete or mortar is regularly in contact with sulphate-containing solutions, which in principle favours the corrosion of the concrete. This is particularly the case in wastewater management structures.
Flame retardants for wood and bamboo
Wood, on the other hand, only causes 40 CO2, and this is bound in the wood.
Bamboo is also an ingenious material that, sufficiently dried and pre-treated against insects, lasts far longer than just five years.
Clay is used for the production of prefabricated elements made of clay bricks (clay soil, gravel and mineral salts) in the Burgwiel housing project in Switzerland. Scientific support is provided by the Togolese Gnanli Landrou of the ETH Zurich.
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The preamble to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development identifies five core messages that precede the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as principles guiding action:
People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership and clarify the links between the goals.
The policy of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is guided by these core messages. They are implemented together with the partner countries according to the principle of a global partnership to which everyone contributes. With this development policy commitment, Germany assumes responsibility for global sustainable development.
Focus on human dignity (People)
Protecting the planet (Planet)
Promoting prosperity for all (Prosperity)
Promoting peace (Peace)
Building global partnerships (Partnership)