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The President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Ambassador Munir Akram from Pakistan stated his goals for his term as ECOSOC President at the SDG Moment in September ; see https://www.un.org/ecosoc/sites/www.un.org.ecosoc/files/files/en/president/2021/statement-ecosoc-president-18-september-2020.pdf
His second goal is
infrastructure. Sustainable infrastructure is key to promoting all 17 SDG goals. It impacts on 92% of these goals. We need to focus on investment in sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy, transportation, housing, water, sanitation, unless we are able to invest about $1.5. trillion additionally, every year in the developing countries. We will fall back further from achieving the SDGs.
I have proposed the establishment of an infrastructure investment facility as a public private partnership to accelerate sustainable infrastructure development in the developing countries.
aligns nicely with the work of the ASCE Committee on Sustainability and the ASCE Five-Year Roadmap to Sustainable Development.
2021 should offer excellent opportunities for the engineering profession to step up and advocate for sustainable and resilient infrastructure.