The call for members and a speaker for the new TF SDGs has been very successful: During the very first virtual “Kick-Off” Meeting on 13 October, Michael Timm was selected as new speaker and Felix Huebner as Co-Speaker — congratulations to both of them and good luck! But that was by means all — an interdisciplinary group of 15 members around Asia from both Sector Networks SNRD Asia and TUEWAS are motivated to investigate how to implement the integrated approaches of the Agenda 2030 into the Sector Networks, Working Groups and beyond.
A first step into that direction is the SDG Project Mapping of 106 members projects of both Sector Networks. This mapping is to support the Task Force to gain comprehensive information based on Sector Network member project’s contributions to the SDGs and their targets and indicators, in order to enhance synergies and integration, as well as identify gaps and opportunities. Based on the project proposals, the project outcomes, outputs and/or indicators were aligned to the 17 SDGs, 169 targets and 241 indicators.
After the investigation into the data, the findings show that both Sector Networks have most projects contributing to SDG 13 Climate Action (63%) and SDG 17 Partnership for the Goals (50%), focusing on SDG target 17.6 and 17.19 reflecting capacity development and knowledge management. Beside these major goals, SNRD Asia is merely working around SDG 15 and SDG 2 while TUEWAS has a strong focus on SDG 7. The Figure below allows for a more systematic perspective on the interconnections among the main SDGs within the biosphere, society and economy and overcomes the linear and multidisciplinary approach. Based on this approach, the data below is presented within these spheres.
By Patricia Dorn,
Mag. rer. soc. oec. – Social Ecologist