21 January 2020

UNAI Quiz - Decade of Action

This year marks the beginning of the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The Global Goals, adopted by all countries in 2015, are our shared vision to end poverty, safeguard the environment and build a peaceful world. With only 10 years left to achieve the Goals, there is an urgent need to step up action.

The Decade of Action kicks off an ambitious global effort to mobilize governments, civil society, businesses and people to deliver on the promise of the SDGs. Remarkable progress has been made - extreme poverty and child mortality rates are falling, and access to energy, education and to decent work is improving. However, hunger is still on the rise, greenhouse gas emissions continue to climb, and the world’s most vulnerable continue to be disproportionately affected by conflict, inequality, injustice and climate change. The remaining 10 years are a chance to transform our world. Together we can end extreme poverty, win the race against climate change and conquer injustice and gender inequality.

Test your knowledge on the Decade of Action!

Correct! More than one billion people have lifted themselves out of poverty, defined as living on less than $1.90 as a result of the efforts made in the past 25 years. Much of the progress was made in Eastern Asia where the poverty rate fell from 52 per cent in 1990, to 10 per cent in 2010, to less than 1 per cent in 2015. However, the pace of change is decelerating; the 2018 rate of extreme poverty was 8.6 per cent, and baseline projections suggest that 6 per cent of the world’s population will still be living in extreme poverty in 2030.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. More than one billion people have lifted themselves out of poverty, defined as living on less than $1.90 as a result of the efforts made in the past 25 years. Much of the progress was made in Eastern Asia where the poverty rate fell from 52 per cent in 1990, to 10 per cent in 2010, to less than 1 per cent in 2015. However, the pace of change is decelerating; the 2018 rate of extreme poverty was 8.6 per cent, and baseline projections suggest that 6 per cent of the world’s population will still be living in extreme poverty in 2030.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. More than one billion people have lifted themselves out of poverty, defined as living on less than $1.90 as a result of the efforts made in the past 25 years. Much of the progress was made in Eastern Asia where the poverty rate fell from 52 per cent in 1990, to 10 per cent in 2010, to less than 1 per cent in 2015. However, the pace of change is decelerating; the 2018 rate of extreme poverty was 8.6 per cent, and baseline projections suggest that 6 per cent of the world’s population will still be living in extreme poverty in 2030.

Correct! The most urgent area for action is combating climate change. The effects of climate change will render many parts of the globe uninhabitable, disproportionately impacting the poor. It will also put food production at risk, leading to widespread food shortages and hunger, and potentially displace up to 140 million people by 2050.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. The most urgent area for action is combating climate change. The effects of climate change will render many parts of the globe uninhabitable, disproportionately impacting the poor. It will also put food production at risk, leading to widespread food shortages and hunger, and potentially displace up to 140 million people by 2050.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. The most urgent area for action is combating climate change. The effects of climate change will render many parts of the globe uninhabitable, disproportionately impacting the poor. It will also put food production at risk, leading to widespread food shortages and hunger, and potentially displace up to 140 million people by 2050.

Correct! The overarching theme of the Conference is "Scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions”. The conference aims to raise the profile of the many threats to the world’s oceans, which over 3 billion people depend on for their livelihood. Maintaining healthy oceans and careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. The overarching theme of the Conference is "Scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions”. The conference aims to raise the profile of the many threats to the world’s oceans, which over 3 billion people depend on for their livelihood. Maintaining healthy oceans and careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. The overarching theme of the Conference is "Scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions”. The conference aims to raise the profile of the many threats to the world’s oceans, which over 3 billion people depend on for their livelihood. Maintaining healthy oceans and careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future.

Correct! The second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference will be held from 5 to 7 May 2020 in Beijing, China. It will provide an opportunity to focus attention on the opportunities, challenges and solutions for achieving sustainable transport objectives by 2030. Transport is recognized as an enabler and necessary condition for achieving many SDGs because sustainable transport means better mobility of people and goods and better access to quality services such as healthcare, education and finance. More importantly, realizing sustainable transport means cutting close to a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions that come from the transport industry and are projected to grow substantially in the years to come. This conference is a follow up to the first Global Sustainable Transport Conference held in 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. The second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference will be held from 5 to 7 May 2020 in Beijing, China. It will provide an opportunity to focus attention on the opportunities, challenges and solutions for achieving sustainable transport objectives by 2030. Transport is recognized as an enabler and necessary condition for achieving many SDGs because sustainable transport means better mobility of people and goods and better access to quality services such as healthcare, education and finance. More importantly, realizing sustainable transport means cutting close to a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions that come from the transport industry and are projected to grow substantially in the years to come. This conference is a follow up to the first Global Sustainable Transport Conference held in 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. The second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference will be held from 5 to 7 May 2020 in Beijing, China. It will provide an opportunity to focus attention on the opportunities, challenges and solutions for achieving sustainable transport objectives by 2030. Transport is recognized as an enabler and necessary condition for achieving many SDGs because sustainable transport means better mobility of people and goods and better access to quality services such as healthcare, education and finance. More importantly, realizing sustainable transport means cutting close to a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions that come from the transport industry and are projected to grow substantially in the years to come. This conference is a follow up to the first Global Sustainable Transport Conference held in 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

Correct! To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, annual investment requirements across all sectors have been estimated at around $5-7 trillion. Current investment levels are far from the scale needed. With global financial assets estimated at over $200 trillion, financing is available, but most of these resources are not being channeled towards sustainable development at the scale and speed necessary to achieve the SDGs and objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, annual investment requirements across all sectors have been estimated at around $5-7 trillion. Current investment levels are far from the scale needed. With global financial assets estimated at over $200 trillion, financing is available, but most of these resources are not being channeled towards sustainable development at the scale and speed necessary to achieve the SDGs and objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, annual investment requirements across all sectors have been estimated at around $5-7 trillion. Current investment levels are far from the scale needed. With global financial assets estimated at over $200 trillion, financing is available, but most of these resources are not being channeled towards sustainable development at the scale and speed necessary to achieve the SDGs and objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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