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U.S. Voluntary National Review on Progress on UN SDGs

  • 1.  U.S. Voluntary National Review on Progress on UN SDGs

    Posted 02-14-2021 10:06 AM

    Probably not too soon to think about what a U.S. VNR would look like for 2022 and how the U.S. engineering and science community can contribute. The U.S. is one of the few UN member states that has not submitted a VNR but this will change.


    The U.S. has a data collection system in place that has been widely copied and was actually featured at an education event during the 2020 High Level Political Forum


    Take a look at engineering-related indicators and share your thoughts on their adequacy. 



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    William Kelly Ph.D., P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE
    MR
    St Michaels MD
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  • 2.  RE: U.S. Voluntary National Review on Progress on UN SDGs

    Posted 02-15-2021 06:40 PM
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    William,
    Thanks for mentioning.
    Any ideas on how to have work by US firms that contributes to achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals included in the Voluntary National Review?
    OceanForesters is organizing Programmes proposed for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The programmes are "Science Enables Abundant Food (SEAFood) with Healthy Oceans". Plenty of both ocean science and sustainable development. Example programme attached.

    Mark
    Mark E. Capron, PE
    OceanForesters
    Ventura, California
    Skype: Mark.Capron2
    Feed the world.  Fuel the world.  Restore natural CO2 levels. Cure climate change.

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    Mark Capron P.E., M.ASCE
    PRESIDENT
    Oxnard CA
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  • 3.  RE: U.S. Voluntary National Review on Progress on UN SDGs

    Posted 02-17-2021 12:02 PM

    Mark,


    To start to answer your question, see the  presentation I made last week to the ASCE Maryland Section the last part on business involvement. There is  a Business and Industry Major Group at the UN see https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?page=view&type=30022&nr=2594&menu=3170


    I would be happy to try to connect you directly.


    ASCE participates at the UN through the World Federation of Engineering Organizations and is co organizer of the Science and Technology MG with the International Science Council


    As you probably know, progress on Goal 14 Oceans will be reviewed in 2022.


    Hope this is helpful



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    William Kelly Ph.D., P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE
    MR
    St Michaels MD
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  • 4.  RE: U.S. Voluntary National Review on Progress on UN SDGs

    Posted 02-16-2021 07:13 PM

    In my opinion, the various boxes or criteria are political and have nothing to do with engineering and science. If engineers applied science and mathematics to development all of these other criteria would fade away. They are political agendas not engineering criteria.


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    Frank Burns P.E., M.ASCE
    Design Manager
    Mint Hill NC
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