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INDUSTRY, INNOVATION Industrialization’s
job multiplication
AND INFRASTRUCTURE: effect has a

WHY IT MATTERS positive impact
on society. Every
What’s the goal here? In the face of a rapidly
changing global economic
one job in
To build resilient infrastruc-
ture, promote inclusive and
landscape and increas- manufacturing
ing inequalities, sustained
sustainable industrializa-
tion and foster innovation
growth must include indus- creates
2.2 jobs
trialization that first of all,
makes opportunities acces-
Why? sible to all people, and two,
Economic growth, social is supported by innovation in other sectors.
development and climate and resilient infrastructure.
action are heavily depen-
dent on investments in So what’s the problem?
infrastructure, sustainable Basic infrastructure
industrial development and like roads, information
technological progress. and communication

tries means improvement in the standard of living Think about how indus- for many of us. Also. sanitation. this approach will social media to push have a positive effect on for policymakers to pri- the environment. Climate oritize the SDGs.5 billion people access to education.un.15 translate into poor http://www. promote regulations that oping countries. barely ensure company proj- 30 per cent of agricultural ects and initiatives are production undergoes sustainably managed. given the indus- try’s role as a core driver of the global develop- ment agenda to eradicate poverty and advance sustainable development.org/ billion people do not have health care. visit: Approximately 1 to 1. and well-being and use ability. Additionally. worldwide lack access to basic sanitation and How can we help? almost 800 million lack Establish standards and access to water. inadequate sustainabledevelopment access to reliable phone sanitation and limited services. if try impacts on your life industries pursue sustain. industrial processing.technologies. In devel. failing to To find out more electrical power and water improve infrastructure about Goal #9 and remains scarce in many and promote techno. Ending poverty would be more difficult. . What is the price of inaction? The price is steep. change affects all us. logical innovation could Development Goals. 2. Collaborate with NGOs Why should I care? and the public sector to help promote sus- It’s about our livelihoods. other Sustainable developing countries. tainable growth within The growth of new indus- developing countries.