Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Industries, Innovation & Infrastructure

Investments in infrastructure – transport, irrigation, energy and information and communication technology – are crucial to achieving sustainable development and empowering communities in many countries. It has long been recognized that growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education outcomes require investment in infrastructure

Manufacturing is an important driver of economic development and employment. At the current time, however, manufacturing value added per capita is only US$100 in the least developed countries compared to over US$4,500 in Europe and Northern America. Another important factor to consider is the emission of Carbon Dioxide during manufacturing processes. Emissions have decreased over the past decade in many countries but the pace of decline has not been even around the world.

Technological progress is the foundation of efforts to achieve environmental objectives, such as increased resource and energy-efficiency. Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen. There needs to be more investments in high-tech products that dominate the manufacturing productions to increase efficiency and a focus on mobile cellular services that increase connections between people.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

Sustainability Transitions Research Network


Sustainable Energy for All

SEforALL 2011 Vienna Austria E

Sustainable Event Alliance


Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform

SNETP 2007 Paris France F y

Sustainable Shipping Initiative

SSI 2010 London F

Sustainable Transport Africa

Nairobi Kenya G

Sustainable, Innovative and United Agriculture and Food Network

2003 Paris France G

Swedfund - International

Stockholm Sweden G efg

Swift Museum Foundation

SMF 1968 Athens TN USA N f

swissinfo - Swiss Radio International

SRI 1935 Bern Switzerland G g

Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East

SESAME 1997 Allan Jordan E g

Tactical Tech

2003 Berlin J

Tactical Technology Collective

2003 Berlin Germany F

Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations

1998 Geneva Switzerland T g

Tantalum-Niobium International Study Center

T.I.C. 1974 Lasne Belgium C


1994 Newcastle upon Tyne UK E

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry

TAPPI 1915 Peachtree Corners GA USA F t

Technical Cooperation Network among Veterinary Research and Diagnostic Laboratories in Latin America and the Caribbean

1983 Santiago Chile K

Techno-Ocean Network

TON 2000 Kobe Japan G

Technological Trade and Information Promotion System

TIPS 1986 F t

Technology and Action for Rural Advancement

TARA 1985 Delhi India G

Tecnalia Research and Innovation Foundation

Tecnalia 1993 Derio Spain G j

Telecommunication Standardization Bureau

TSB 1993 Geneva Switzerland K g

Telecommunications Industry Association

TIA 1988 Arlington VA G t

Telecommunications Treaty

1966 T g

Télécoms sans frontières

TSF 1998 Pau France G

Telegraph Regulations, Telephone Regulations

1973 T g

TeleManagement Forum

TM Forum 1988 Morristown NJ USA F

Telephone Collectors International

TCI 1986 Brea CA USA N

TensiNet Association

Ternat Belgium D

Teollisen Yhteistyön Rahasto

FINNFUND 1980 Helsinki Finland G efgt

TerraGraphics International Foundation

TIFO 2012 Moscow ID USA G f


1989 Paris France F

The Australasian Corrosion Association

ACA 1955 Kerrimuir VIC Australia E

The Brewers of Europe

1958 Brussels E

The Bridge - Forum Dialogue

2000 Luxembourg Luxembourg G

The Building Limes Forum

BLF 1992 Edinburgh UK N

The Class Foundation

2011 Amsterdam Netherlands F

The European Committee of Industrial Furnace, Heating and Metallurgical Equipment Associations

CECOF 1972 Frankfurt-Main Germany D t

The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association

TEPPFA 1992 Brussels Belgium D

The European Society of Telemetry

EST Gernlinden Germany G

The Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

GBI 2009 Eastbourne UK F

The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs

1925 T g

The International Air Cargo Association

TIACA 1990 Miami FL C

The Nordic Frugal Innovation Society

TNFIS 2014 Espoo Finland J

The Rockefeller Foundation

1913 New York NY USA F f

The Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative

Vienna G

The Sustainability Laboratory

The Lab 2008 G

The World Bank Group

Washington DC USA F g

Thermal Spraying and Surface Engineering Association

Rugby UK N