A Brookings Institution blog on ‘Who is Talking about the UN Sustainable Development Goals?’ highlights findings from an assessment of MDG and SDG coverage in a cross-section of 16 major print media outlets and 13 academic journals from 2000 to 2016.
When examining a selection of newspapers from emerging economies, including in India, South Africa and Nigeria, the authors note a higher number of MDG-SDG mentions compared to newspapers from advanced economies.
圖中的SoE是由“科學與環境”（CSE）幫助發布的“Down to Earth”雜誌彙編的年度環境統計彙編。 CSE總幹事Sunita Narain說：“印度2018年環境狀況數據是對環境與發展問題和關注的量化表述 – 對我們影響深遠的問題和關切。 雖然我們印刷的其他年度印度環境狀況是一個描述性報告，但這是一個完全數據驅動的版本，可以輕鬆訪問和使用。“
Unable to improve its air quality, protect its biodiversity, and cut its greenhouse gas emissions, India – say all available data — stands today at the bottom of the Global Environment Performance Index (EPI) rankings. In 2016, the country had ranked 141 out of 180 countries. In 2018, according to the just released State of India’s Environment (SoE) 2018 in Figures, it has slipped to the 177th position.
The SoE in Figures is an annual compendium of environmental statistics put together by Down To Earth magazine, which Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) helps publish. Said Sunita Narain, director general, CSE: “The State of India’s Environment 2018 in Figures is a quantified statement on issues and concerns of environment and development – issues and concerns which affect us deeply. While our other annual State of India’s Environment in print is a descriptive report, this one is a completely data-driven version for easy access and use.”
The number of women who die during childbirth in India has come down sharply, with more women now delivering children in hospitals.
The maternal mortality rate (MMR) , according to the sample registration system (SRS) data released by the office of Registrar General of India on Wednesday declined to 130 in 2014-16 from 167 in 2011-13 — a significant improvement on a parameter widely used by analysts and developmental economists to rate a country’s progress.
Hero Cycles官員將此事標示出來。 發言人Hero Cycles強調了騎自行車作為一種低成本和實用的移動性和短距離通勤方式的好處。 活動中有1000多名自行車用戶和自行車愛好者，包括婦女和兒童。 Hero Cycles的在線請願書’Ring a Bell’，徵求人們對騎自行車的好處的看法，同時教育他們已經獲得了大量的點擊量，從而使其成為人民運動。
Highlighting the need to spread awareness about the social, economic and environmental benefits of cycling on the occasion of the first United Nations (UN) mandated World Bicycle Day, Hero Cycles launched ‘Cyclothon’, a public bicycle rally, on June 3, 2018, behind Ambience Mall in Vasant Kunj.
The event was flagged off by Hero Cycles Official. The spokesperson, Hero Cycles highlighted the benefits of cycling as a low cost and practical means of mobility and commute over short distances. More than 1000 cycle users and cycling enthusiasts including women and children were present at the event. Hero Cycles’ online petition, ‘Ring a Bell’, seeking people’s views on the benefits of cycling while educating them at the same time has garnered a huge number of hits, and thereby making it a people’s movement.
The conference brought together participants from across the globe to exchange ideas, discuss and debate various strategies for development, meet international stakeholders, and take back new tactical knowledge.
The discussion focused on the changes Bangladesh could bring about to speed up its development, how it can achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how development organisations can help it to do so.
On March 13, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while inaugurating the India End-TB summit in New Delhi, announced that India commits to end or eliminate tuberculosis by 2025, five years ahead of the global target set under the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The PM urged all stakeholders to commit themselves to achieve the goal through collective action. He said he had requested all chief ministers to join in the fight, that TB –free India could only be achieved if we aimed first to achieve the TB-free village, panchayat, district and the state.
The 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aims at 17 goals (no poverty, zero hunger, quality education and healthcare, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, clean energy, sustainable cities, climate action, life on land and below water, peace, justice and responsible consumption and production) and 169 targets. India needs to address the challenges of productivity loss, food wastage, low agricultural yield, sanitation, poverty, education and healthcare infrastructure, unemployment, gender inequality, energy losses, etc. for GDP growth. Focus on SDGs will automatically help in the economic, sustainable and inclusive growth of the country. As there is a direct connection between penetration of broadband / mobility and GDP, NTP 2018 can provide an enabling vision and policies for this to accelerate.