A functioning and resilient infrastructure is the foundation of every successful community.To meet future challenges, our industries and infrastructure must be upgraded. For this, we need to promote innovative sustainable technologies and ensure equal and universal access to information and financial markets. This will bring prosperity, create jobs and make sure that we build stable and prosperous societies across the globe.
Everyone can help to make sure that we meet the Global Goals. Use these eight targets to create action to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
DEVELOP SUSTAINABLE, RESILIENT AND INCLUSIVE INFRASTRUCTURES
Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.
INCREASED ACCESS TO FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS
Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services, including affordable credit, and their integration into value chains and markets.
INCREASE RESEARCH AND UPGRADE INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES
Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending.
SUPPORT DOMESTIC INDUSTRIAL DIVERSIFICATION AND VALUE ADDITION
Support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries, including by ensuring a conducive policy environment for, inter alia, industrial diversification and value addition to commodities.
PROMOTE INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIALIZATION
Promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and, by 2030, significantly raise industry’s share of employment and gross domestic product, in line with national circumstances, and double its share in least developed countries.
UPGRADE ALL INDUSTRIES AND INFRASTRUCTURES FOR SUSTAINABILITY
By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.
FACILITATE SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries through enhanced financial, technological and technical support to African countries, least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States.
UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
Significantly increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020.