ICTs and the Localisation of the Sustainable Development Goals

Wynn, Martin G ORCID: 0000-0001-7619-6079 and Jones, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-9566-9393 (2019) ICTs and the Localisation of the Sustainable Development Goals. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development. (In Press)

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Abstract

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are universally seen to be global in their nature and reach, but there is a growing acceptance that they have an important local dimension. Unlike their predecessor, the Millennium Development Goals, which only applied to the developing world, the SDGs are also applicable to countries in the developed world. This is a formal recognition that people and communities within the developed countries also face a variety of environmental and social problems. At the same time, there is an increasing recognition of the need for appropriate Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to support and monitor the SDGs. This article adopts a qualitative inductive approach in examining a range of public authority and academic source material, and framework analysis is used to record, categorise and critique this material. The findings provide an overview of the role of the SDGs at the local level and an assessment of how the localisation of the SDGs is being addressed in some urban areas within Western Europe. The findings also indicate how ICTs are being deployed to support the localisation process in Western Europe and the wider world. This is followed by a discussion of some emergent issues related to the localisation of the SDGs, including the increasingly important role of ICTs.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Business and Technology
Research Priority Areas: Applied Business & Technology
Depositing User: Martin Wynn
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2020 12:46
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2020 13:00
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/7923

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