The relationship between man and Environment is eternal
The Sustainable Development Goals work towards a world of peace and prosperity, eradicating major issues such as poverty, hunger, equity & good governance besides protecting the Earth. The sustainable development means developing cities, land, businesses, and communities to meet the needs of the present without affecting future generations’ ability to meet their needs. The environment underpins each of the Sustainable Development Goals – they seek to improve the living conditions for all, without depleting the natural resources. In the light of the above mentioned conditions, the conference focuses on the theme of Clean Water, Good Health, and Sustainable Cities & Communities to create awareness and deliberate on strategies to protect the planet’s resilience.
As per the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030, everyone has the right to sufficient, continuous, safe, physically accessible and affordable water. On the earth’s surface, less than 1% of the water is considered clean water, and is available for human consumption. The unsustainable agricultural practices, industrial usage and effluents, population growth and global climate change are considered to be the reasons for the depletion as well as degradation of clean water resources globally. To overcome the crisis at national as well as international levels a lot of initiatives have already been taken such as legislations to protect water bodies, recycling waste water, treatment of sea water for consumption promoting sustainable energy and investing in resilient cities for reducing water pollution so that we can provide clean water to everyone by 2030.
Additionally, maintaining good health is one of the important concerns of the people because of emerging new health challenges like COVID-19, Influenza, Hepatitis-B, cancer, high blood pressure, decreased fertility, increased cholesterol and many more. To seize this situation worldwide, The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals SDG-3 has been devised to prevent the distress from preventable diseases and premature deaths by focusing on key targets that nurture the health of a country's overall population. Regions with the highest probability of disease and neglected population groups are the priority areas to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.” Health is a good summative measure of the progress of nations in achieving sustainable development.
As per The UN’s recent data, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities and by 2050, an estimated 7 out of 10 people will likely to live in urban areas. The urban population is considered as a conspicuous factor for the economic growth and development which contributes more than 80 percent of global GDP but on the other hand, they also account for more than 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions apart from the other urban issues. This perplexing urban growth is a threat to sustainability. Human beings are now striving to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
We believe that the people across the globe must take responsibility towards making this earth sustainable. This is possible only when we consult all the stakeholders of the developed and developing economies. In this connection, this conference will address the issues and challenges of “Mother Earth” and help mankind to reach the possible solution to utilize the concept of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”.
The vision of the conference is to provide a discussion forum for the academicians, researchers and policy makers across different levels for deliberation and dissemination on a wide range of issues associated with sustainable development. Majorly, the conference focuses on the following objectives: