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[NEWS] How Indian Companies are Aligning with UN’s SDG 12

印度公司正在逐步將聯合國可持續發展目標(SDGs)中列出的實踐融入其商業戰略中。

可持續發展目標旨在將包括企業和發展合作機構在內的不同利益相關者瞄準“用更少的錢做更多更好的事”的方式。 在17個可持續發展目標中,企業在工作場所採用的一個目標是可持續發展目標12,其目標是促進負責任的消費和生產,資源和能源效率以及工作場所內可持續基礎設施的發展等等。

Indian companies are gradually integrating practices set out in the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) in their business strategy.

The SDGs aim to target different stakeholders, including businesses and development cooperation agencies, into “doing more and better with less”. Of the 17 SDGs, one goal that companies are adopting at the workplace is SDG 12, which aims to promote responsible consumption and production, resource and energy efficiency, and development of sustainable infrastructure within the workplace, among others.

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[NEWS] WSIS Forum Highlights Critical Role of Information Technologies in Advancing SDGs

在World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)論壇開幕式期間,聯合國秘書長António Guterres說,“連接未連接的(connecting the unconnected) ”對於實現“2030年可持續發展議程”,分享信息和給予所有人發言權至關重要。

論壇展示了信息社會世界峰會和可持續發展目標進程如何在實施層面保持一致,以及如何加強這種協調。

信息社會世界峰會獎(WSIS Prizes)在實施以發展為導向的戰略方面取得了成功,這些戰略利用信息通信技術的力量支持可持續發展目標。

During the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum opening ceremony, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said: “connecting the unconnected” is crucial for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and for sharing information and giving all people a voice.

The Forum demonstrated how the WSIS and SDG processes are aligned at the implementation level and how this alignment can be strengthened.

WSIS Prizes recognized success in implementing development-oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs in support of the SDGs.

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Air Pollutant Concentration

Description:

This data contains past 24 hours pollutant concentration in micrograms per cubic meter of air. The information is collected at various Air Quality Monitoring Stations where NO2 (nitrogen dioxide), O3 (ozone), SO2 (sulphur dioxide), CO (carbon monoxide), PM10 (respirable suspended particulates), and PM2.5 (fine suspended particulates) data is recorded at 60-minute intervals. Please note that the Air Quality Monitoring Station locations displayed on the map are approximate only. The source data is converted to Esri File Geodatabase format for sharing and reference purpose.

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girl in gas mask pointing STOP, Focus on glove

The data can be used to monitor and measure air pollution in Hong Kong. To improve the situation of air pollution, we need this data to find out air pollution index.

2 APIs are provided as below:

GeoService link:

https://services3.arcgis.com/6j1KwZfY2fZrfNMR/arcgis/rest/services/AirPollutantConcentration/FeatureServer/0/query?outFields=*&where=1%3D1

GeoJSON link:

https://opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/0ccd5103f5de46e1816fd8ddfb3c5995_0.geojson

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Shared By: esrichinahk
Data Source: services3.arcgis.com

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24 Hours AQHI

Description:

This data shows the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) at individual general and roadside Air Quality Monitoring stations for the past 24 hours. It is made available by the Environment Protection Department under the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the “Government”) at https://DATA.GOV.HK/ (“DATA.GOV.HK”). The source data is converted to Esri File Geodatabase format for sharing and reference purpose.

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Tube with orange smoke on winter sunset

Districts, address, area and type would be showed on the data which can be used to monitor air quality in Hong Kong to develop apps for residents as a reference on air pollution.

2 APIs are provided as below:

GeoService link:

https://services3.arcgis.com/6j1KwZfY2fZrfNMR/arcgis/rest/services/EPD_24H_AQHI/FeatureServer/0/query?outFields=*&where=1%3D1

GeoJSON link:

https://opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/f0827cd4dbee467da51d43964ccd9f35_0.geojson

Acknowledgement:

Shared By: esrichinahk
Data Source: services3.arcgis.com

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EPD 24H AQHI

This data shows the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) at individual general and roadside Air Quality Monitoring stations for the past 24 hours which has been processed and converted into Esri File Geodatabase format.

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This data can be used to analyze and monitor air quality in Hong Kong. An app can show information and knowledge of AQHI to reduce problems of air pollution in Hong Kong.

2 APIs are provided as below:

GeoService link:

https://services3.arcgis.com/6j1KwZfY2fZrfNMR/arcgis/rest/services/EPD_24H_AQHI/FeatureServer/1/query?outFields=*&where=1%3D1 

GeoJSON link:

https://opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/f48bbec9ecd74933826968860de8d20f_1.geojson

Acknowledgement:

Shared By: esrichinahk
Data Source: services3.arcgis.com

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Air Quality Monitor Station

This data contains past 24 hours pollutant concentration in micrograms per cubic meter of air. The information is collected at various Air Quality Monitoring Stations where NO2 (nitrogen dioxide), O3 (ozone), SO2 (sulphur dioxide), CO (carbon monoxide), PM10 (respirable suspended particulates), and PM2.5 (fine suspended particulates) data is recorded at 60-minute intervals.

The data was provided by the Environmental Protection Department of The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.For display on Esri ArcGIS Online, the information was subsequently populated to a feature layer containing the locations of the Air Quality Monitoring Stations.

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This data can be used to monitor air quality in Hong Kong to reduce the problem of air pollution in Hong Kong.

2 APIs are provided as below:

GeoService link:

https://services3.arcgis.com/6j1KwZfY2fZrfNMR/arcgis/rest/services/PollutantConcentration/FeatureServer/0/query?outFields=*&where=1%3D1

GeoJSON link:

https://opendata.arcgis.com/datasets/242f9f7f5a544698b28fb4ac24385463_0.geojson

Acknowledgement:

Shared By: esrichinahk
Data Source: services3.arcgis.com

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SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

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This goal is to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. Sustainable consumption and production mean promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all to achieve overall development plans, reduce future economic, environmental and social costs, strengthen economic competitiveness and reduce poverty.

In order to “doing more and better with less,” increasing net welfare gains from economic activities by reducing resource use, degradation and pollution along the whole lifecycle, while increasing quality of life. It involves different stakeholders, including business, consumers, policymakers, researchers, scientists, retailers, media, and development cooperation agencies, among others.

A systemic approach and cooperation among actors operating in the supply chain are also required, from producer to final consumer. Engaging consumers through awareness-raising and education on sustainable consumption and lifestyles, providing consumers with adequate information through standards and labels and engaging in sustainable public procurement, among others are involved.

Here are the details of SDG12 Responsible Consumption and Production according to the United Nations.

Implement the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production, all countries taking action, with developed countries taking the lead, taking into account the development and capabilities of developing countries

By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources

By 2030, halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses

By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment

By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse

Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle

Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities

By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature

Support developing countries to strengthen their scientific and technological capacity to move towards more sustainable patterns of consumption and production

Develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products

Rationalize inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption by removing market distortions, in accordance with national circumstances, including by restructuring taxation and phasing out those harmful subsidies, where they exist, to reflect their environmental impacts, taking fully into account the specific needs and conditions of developing countries and minimizing the possible adverse impacts on their development in a manner that protects the poor and the affected communities

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Sample data sets in Hong Kong: SDG12 Responsible Consumption and Production