World Day of Engineering for Sustainable Development
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), with the support of all its member countries and more than 80 Engineering organizations around the world, proclaimed in the year 2020, March 4th as the World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development.
This date is intended to promote the achievements and relevance of engineering in our world today and to enhance the understanding of the general public, regarding the preponderant role that engineering and technology have for modern life and sustainable development.
The proposal for UNESCO to designate this date was led by Dr. Marlene Kanga, President of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), at the UNESCO Executive Council, held in April 2019 in Paris.
In addition, a logo was created for this celebration that contains the 17 colors with which the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are represented, framed in the 2030 Agenda of that organization. Thus confirming the commitment of the global engineering community to develop the strategies, capabilities and best practices needed to solve global problems with engineering solutions.
The SDGs, also known as Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
The SDGs are integrated: they recognize that action in one area will affect results in other areas and that development must balance social, economic and environmental sustainability.
The 17 SDGs
- No Poverty.
- Zero Hunger.
- Good Health and Well-being.
- Quality Education.
- Gender Equality.
- Clean Water and Sanitation.
- Affordable and Clean Energy.
- Decent Work and Economic Growth.
- Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.
- Reduced Inequality.
- Sustainable Cities and Communities.
- Responsible Consumption and Production.
- Climate Action.
- Life Under Water.
- Life on Land.
- Peace and Justice Strong Institutions.
- Partnerships to achieve the Goal.
That is why engineering plays a key role in achieving these objectives, since it uses the principles of science and mathematics to develop practical applications in food, water, energy, environment, sustainable cities, resilience to natural disasters. and other areas, which are crucial for all humanity.
Countries have committed to prioritizing the progress of those furthest behind. Therefore, the creativity, knowledge, technology and financial resources of the whole society are necessary to achieve the SDGs in all contexts.
The entire pet food industry faces the challenge of developing increasingly sustainable and environmentally friendly production processes that collaborate with the fulfillment of the SDGs. The role of engineering is essential to build equipment that minimize impact, using consciously and efficiently using those natural resources necessary to meet the companies production objectives, in this constantly growing industry.
On the other hand, constant research allows the discovery of natural ingredients that fits to pet food formulas, to replace raw materials with a negative environmental impact, without neglecting the health and development of each pet, according to its breed, size, age, etc.
In addition, the phenomenon of the pets humanization and the great owners and new generations commitment, with everything related to the care of the planet, also drives those who produce packaging to present sustainable options.
This date should not be unnoticed, as it reminds us that adding actions to achieve the SDGs is not only an Engineering commitment but an individual responsibility of each person who lives in the respectable earth plantet.
By: All Pet Food
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