Sustainable long-term growth that provides economies opportunities for everyone can only be achieved through a shift to higher value-added productive activities. This requires investment, the adoption of technological advancements, and a better prepared workforce. To avoid further ecological degradation and climate change, this also means a shift to more efficient and less environmentally damaging economic activities.
Transforming to more sustainable consumption and production patterns, will not only be good for the economy, but also a necessity for the environment. This theme ofPulse looks at two aspects of structural transformation:
- We look for evidence of a shift towards Sustainable industrialization and higher technology and more skills-intensive economic activities, and review the following SDG indicators and related data and statistics:
- SDG indicator 9.2.1 as a proportion of and per capita
- SDG indicator 9.2.2 Manufacturing employment as a proportion of total employment
- SDG indicator 9.b.1 Proportion of value added in total manufacturing value added
- SDG indicator 9.5.1 expenditure as a proportion of GDP
- SDG indicator 9.5.2 (in full-time equivalent) per million inhabitants
- SDG 9.4.1 emissions per unit of value added
- SDG 7.3.1 measured in terms of primary energy and GDP
- SDG 12.6.1 Companies publishing sustainability reports
According to UNFCCC, to achieve the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement, the world needs to deploy climate technologies on a much greater scale, and innovation plays a key role. The climate challenge is immediate, and as statistics in the SDG Pulse demonstrate, we can reduceof the economy through technological and economic transformation.
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