SDG 9

  1. Is clean technology transfer an empty promise?

    Economic developmentGlobal

    Technology transfer is fundamental in developing countries’ aspirations to decarbonize, yet the flow of green tech from developed nations is far below what’s needed. How can we shift investment and political incentives to truly enable the proliferation of sustainable technology worldwide?

  2. Can AI help us achieve the SDGs?

    Data and monitoringGlobal

    As momentum on the SDGs stalls, AI’s promise of exponential growth could offer much-needed rapid acceleration across the 2030 Agenda. To harness AI effectively, we must ensure it serves those most in need, and that all countries – not just those in the Global North – can tap into its development benefits

  3. Can digital be the great global leveler?

    Data and monitoringGlobal

    Deep-rooted digital divides within and between countries are currently increasing inequalities, with huge disparities in access to technology, infrastructure, and digital literacy. How can the proposed Global Digital Compact create a more inclusive and equitable digital landscape?

  4. Financing for development: at a crossroads

    Economic developmentGlobal

    When the SDGs were adopted in 2015, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda set out a vision for how the Goals would be financed. A decade on, the numbers remain woefully short of requirements. Next year’s follow-up conference must enable rapid acceleration of development finance if the 2030 Agenda is to retain any hope of success

  5. From landlocked to land-linked: opening opportunities for LLDCs

    Economic developmentGlobal, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Landlocked developing countries face unique development challenges, from high trade transportation costs to reliance on neighbors’ infrastructure. A new cooperation strategy implemented in four West African countries could serve as a development blueprint for other regions

  6. Time to face the facts

    ClimateGlobal

    COP28 is a pivotal moment for the Paris Agreement. The first global stocktake presents a comprehensive view of progress towards the goals of the agreement. The synthesis report released in September makes it clear we are falling well short. The science is clear and, collectively, we have the knowledge and resources to deliver. Now it is time for political leaders to unite behind a common plan to address the climate crisis

  7. Bridging the SDG funding gap in cities

    ClimateGlobal

    The global development finance system is failing cities, yet it is in urban centers where much of the work on climate action and sustainable development must happen. Bold, urgent, and practical solutions – including new, city-focused funds or institutions, MDB reform, and other global, national, and local reforms – could expand and improve urban SDG finance

  8. Clear regulation for sustainable finance

    ClimateGlobal

    Scratch beneath the surface, and so-called green investments often reveal to be contributing to environmentally harmful activities. With voluntary pledges shown wanting, governments and regulators must urgently mandate for better transparency and accountability in sustainable investing

  9. Achieving net zero through innovation

    ClimateGlobal

    Dimeta is a joint venture between SHV Energy and UGI International
    to advance the production and use of renewable and recycled carbon
    dimethyl-ether (DME), a low-carbon sustainable liquid gas, to accelerate the LPG industry’s transition to net zero