Expo 2020 Dubai has announced 25 selected projects under the global best practice program.
These include the Norwegian program that replaces plastic waste with financial rewards, the Cameroon project to build permanent refugee camps, and an online program from Bhutan that calculates ingredients for cheap healthy school meals from local farms.
The selection of 25 success stories – all simple, effective and local solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges – was part of the search for Expo 2020 pilot projects on sustainable development goals, 17 of which are global action plan for peace and prosperity for the planet's inhabitants.
Selected projects from 24 countries, including individuals, communities, scientists, companies, international organizations and governments, will be presented to millions of visitors who can participate in the upcoming Expo 2020 in Dubai.
Projects were announced in the margins of the UN Summit on Sustainable Development Goals in New York, during which world leaders met to review progress in achieving sustainable development goals and identify actions that will accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This is happening after a global survey conducted at Expo 2020 in Dubai, which showed that people around the world unite the desire to make our planet happier, more inclusive and cleaner.
Under the slogan 'Simple steps, great leaps: simple solutions for lasting impact', the Expo 2020 global best practice program was established with the conviction that achieving sustainable development goals by the 2030 deadline. Requires local solutions to ensure universal participation.
Each program selected addresses one of the 17 goals of sustainable development, including eradicating poverty, improving education, improving access to adequate employment, economic development, promoting clean energy at affordable prices and responding to climate change. All these solutions can be adopted and reproduced, and the framework of use can be changed in various societies of the world, which is a key feature of these programs.
Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashimi, Minister of State for International Cooperation, General Director of Expo 2020 Dubai and chairman of the National Commission for Sustainable Development Goals, said: "17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the world in 2015. Refers to basic issues that they concern us all. "It's really great to see so many concrete solutions to these great challenges."
"The next edition of the Expo will create an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate the pace of achievement, disseminate news on the goals of sustainable development and take further action. "When we all take the initiative and fulfill our role, the goal by 2030 will be achievable."