14 April 2020

UNAI QUIZ: World Creativity and Innovation Day

Creativity and innovation, at both the individual and group levels, have become the true wealth of nations in the 21st century.  World Creativity and Innovation Day is dedicated to raising awareness of the role of creativity and innovation in problem solving and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The international day is celebrated on 21 April every year and marks the end of the annual World Creative and Innovation Week, which starts on 15 April, the birthday of Leonardo Davinci, an icon of cross disciplinary creativity in the arts and sciences.

Test your knowledge on innovative initiatives that tackle the world’s challenges with our quiz!

Correct! The Secretary-General’s Strategy on New Technologies was issued in September 2018, with the goal of defining how the United Nations system will support the use of new technologies like artificial intelligence, biotechnology, blockchain, and robotics to accelerate the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and to facilitate their alignment with the values enshrined in the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the norms and standards of international law.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. The Secretary-General’s Strategy on New Technologies was issued in September 2018, with the goal of defining how the United Nations system will support the use of new technologies like artificial intelligence, biotechnology, blockchain, and robotics to accelerate the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and to facilitate their alignment with the values enshrined in the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the norms and standards of international law.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. The Secretary-General’s Strategy on New Technologies was issued in September 2018, with the goal of defining how the United Nations system will support the use of new technologies like artificial intelligence, biotechnology, blockchain, and robotics to accelerate the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and to facilitate their alignment with the values enshrined in the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the norms and standards of international law.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) International Resource Panel recently published a report titled Resource Efficiency and Climate Change: Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future. Emissions from the material cycle of residential buildings in the G7 countries and China could be reduced by at least 80 per cent by 2050 through a series of material efficiency strategies. A design with fewer or alternative materials, and more recycling of construction materials are among the most promising strategies.

Correct! The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) International Resource Panel recently published a report titled Resource Efficiency and Climate Change: Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future. Emissions from the material cycle of residential buildings in the G7 countries and China could be reduced by at least 80 per cent by 2050 through a series of material efficiency strategies. A design with fewer or alternative materials, and more recycling of construction materials are among the most promising strategies.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) International Resource Panel recently published a report titled Resource Efficiency and Climate Change: Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future. Emissions from the material cycle of residential buildings in the G7 countries and China could be reduced by at least 80 per cent by 2050 through a series of material efficiency strategies. A design with fewer or alternative materials, and more recycling of construction materials are among the most promising strategies.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. Almost all people around the world now live within range of a mobile-cellular network signal, with 90 per cent living within range of a 3G-quality or higher network. This evolution of the mobile network is growing more rapidly than the percentage of the population using the Internet. Mobile services have the potential to positively affect sustainable development, acting as a tool to decrease information gaps and empower individuals. Beyond basic connectivity, the technology allows overcoming the lack of physical infrastructure such as roads and landlines. Not only do more people have access to information, it is also accessible around the clock. The increase of availability and accessibility of mobile technology aligns with the leave no-one behind ideal of sustainable development.

Correct! Almost all people around the world now live within range of a mobile-cellular network signal, with 90 per cent living within range of a 3G-quality or higher network. This evolution of the mobile network is growing more rapidly than the percentage of the population using the Internet. Mobile services have the potential to positively affect sustainable development, acting as a tool to decrease information gaps and empower individuals. Beyond basic connectivity, the technology allows overcoming the lack of physical infrastructure such as roads and landlines. Not only do more people have access to information, it is also accessible around the clock. The increase of availability and accessibility of mobile technology aligns with the leave no-one behind ideal of sustainable development.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. Almost all people around the world now live within range of a mobile-cellular network signal, with 90 per cent living within range of a 3G-quality or higher network. This evolution of the mobile network is growing more rapidly than the percentage of the population using the Internet. Mobile services have the potential to positively affect sustainable development, acting as a tool to decrease information gaps and empower individuals. Beyond basic connectivity, the technology allows overcoming the lack of physical infrastructure such as roads and landlines. Not only do more people have access to information, it is also accessible around the clock. The increase of availability and accessibility of mobile technology aligns with the leave no-one behind ideal of sustainable development.

Correct! Biogas is a renewable energy source generated from the decomposition of organic waste produced by farms, restaurants and agroindustry. Brazil is the world’s fifth largest country by geographical area and the largest in terms of arable land. Its waste inventory includes manures, plant residues, industrial and agro-industrial wastes and postharvest residues of coffee, sugarcane and eucalyptus. At present, around 3 million cubic meters of biogas are produced in Brazil every day. The Brazilian Biogas Association (ABiogás) and International Centre of Renewable Energy (CIBiogás) estimate that the country could generate up to 81 billion cubic meters of biogas each year, supplying up to 36% of Brazil’s national electricity demand or cover 70% of its diesel oil consumption, if the potential for biogas production from agriculture, the sugar sector and urban solid waste were fully exploited.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. Biogas is a renewable energy source generated from the decomposition of organic waste produced by farms, restaurants and agroindustry. Brazil is the world’s fifth largest country by geographical area and the largest in terms of arable land. Its waste inventory includes manures, plant residues, industrial and agro-industrial wastes and postharvest residues of coffee, sugarcane and eucalyptus. At present, around 3 million cubic meters of biogas are produced in Brazil every day. The Brazilian Biogas Association (ABiogás) and International Centre of Renewable Energy (CIBiogás) estimate that the country could generate up to 81 billion cubic meters of biogas each year, supplying up to 36% of Brazil’s national electricity demand or cover 70% of its diesel oil consumption, if the potential for biogas production from agriculture, the sugar sector and urban solid waste were fully exploited.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. Biogas is a renewable energy source generated from the decomposition of organic waste produced by farms, restaurants and agroindustry. Brazil is the world’s fifth largest country by geographical area and the largest in terms of arable land. Its waste inventory includes manures, plant residues, industrial and agro-industrial wastes and postharvest residues of coffee, sugarcane and eucalyptus. At present, around 3 million cubic meters of biogas are produced in Brazil every day. The Brazilian Biogas Association (ABiogás) and International Centre of Renewable Energy (CIBiogás) estimate that the country could generate up to 81 billion cubic meters of biogas each year, supplying up to 36% of Brazil’s national electricity demand or cover 70% of its diesel oil consumption, if the potential for biogas production from agriculture, the sugar sector and urban solid waste were fully exploited.

Correct! The UNESCO report on cultural and sustainable development estimates that $2.25 billion of the world’s revenue is generated from cultural and creative industries, which also accounts for close to 30 million jobs worldwide and employ more people between 15 and 19 years old than any other sector. These two industries according to UNESCO should be part of economic growth strategies.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. The UNESCO report on cultural and sustainable development estimates that $2.25 billion of the world’s revenue is generated from cultural and creative industries, which also accounts for close to 30 million jobs worldwide and employ more people between 15 and 19 years old than any other sector. These two industries according to UNESCO should be part of economic growth strategies.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. The UNESCO report on cultural and sustainable development estimates that $2.25 billion of the world’s revenue is generated from cultural and creative industries, which also accounts for close to 30 million jobs worldwide and employ more people between 15 and 19 years old than any other sector. These two industries according to UNESCO should be part of economic growth strategies.

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