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SDGs

The Distrikt to Become the First SDG-Compliant Community in the World

The Distrikt is an entrepreneurship project that is focused to create an attractive investment environment. We are creating this environment by meeting all the Sustainable Development Goals  (SDG). It is simple, investment in SDGs is an investment for the future and the sustainable development of our communities is our own interest. On the other hand, SDGs create many business opportunities and room for innovations – from solutions to clean energy to providing alternatives to traditional agriculture.

Therefore, we have adopted SGDs as a core pillar of our business model and have set an ambitious goal – to become the 1st fully SDG compliant neighborhood in the world. Discover how we contribute to each SDG.

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SGD 1: No Poverty

We create income opportunities for the local communities, tax revenues for the municipalities, and affordable housing solutions for the city’s housing crisis.

SDG 2 Zero Hunger
SDG 2 Zero Hunger

SDG 2: Zero Hunger

We introduce sustainable food production technologies as aquaponics and hydroponics and make them accessible for the local farmers.

SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being
SDG 3 Good Health and Well-Being

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

We create a safe and clean environment and all the facilities and conditions for a healthy lifestyle.

SDG 4 Quality Education
SDG 4 Quality Education

SDG 4: Quality Education

We create technological solutions for innovative education, provide life-long learning opportunities, collaborate with academic institutions, and promote environmental education.

SDG 5 Gender Equality
SDG 5 Gender Equality

SDG 5: Gender Equality

Run by women leaders, we provide growth opportunities to women to pursue a career in tech and give equal access to the entrepreneurship ecosystem of The Distrikt.

SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation
SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

We introduce innovative technologies to monitor, control, and recycle water. These are biological wastewater treatment to recycle wastewater, aquaponics to recycle water while producing food, and IoT-based smart water management technologies to control water use.

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SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

We create a model of community that is based on 100% clean and renewable energy. Solar electricity and heat, geothermal heating and cooling, and biogas will be the energy sources of The Distrikt buildings and greenhouses.

SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

We create an economy and job opportunities based on the creative industries and high tech. We ensure sustainable economic growth which is not resource-extractive and is based on value-added supply chains.

SDG 9
SDG 9

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

We connect talented people, provide access to technology, professional marketing and export services, and venture capital. That makes the entrepreneurship ecosystem of The Distrikt that is focused to boost innovation and sustainable industrial development.

SDG 10
SDG 10

SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

By locating The Distrikt in Gyumri and focusing on inclusive local development we reduce the poverty gap of Gyumri and inequalities in Armenia.

SDG 11
SDG 11

SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Called The Distrikt we create a model of a carbon-neutral community that combines ecological, economic, and social aspects of sustainability based on the use of clean technologies, innovation, and creative economies.

SDG 12
SDG 12

SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

We integrate circular economy models to develop a brand-new consumption and production culture. The goal is to have 0 waste, 0 pollutions while contributing to local development.

SDG 13
SDG 13

SDG 13: Climate Action

We build a model of carbon-neutral community based on the use of sustainable technologies, passive buildings, and local biodiversity recovery initiatives. Our goal is to be replicated everywhere in the world to meet national and global goals.

SDG 14
SDG 14

SDG 14: Life Below Water

By introducing wastewater treatment technology we prevent pollution of water resources. With aquaponics systems and safe energy sources, we prevent unsustainable aquaculture and hydroelectricity that are threatening life below water.

SDG 15
SDG 15

SDG 15: Life On Land

By shifting the economy from mining and natural resource exploitation to high-tech services and creative industries we prevent the destruction of natural habitats. We initiate local biodiversity recovery starting with planting 10,000 trees.

SDG 16
SDG 16

SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

We adopt responsible business practices by: creating mechanisms against corruption and bribery; effective, accountable, and transparent governance; compliance with laws, regulations, and tax legislation; inclusive decision making.

SDG 17
SDG 17

SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

The goal of the Distrikt to establish mechanisms of the private-public partnership to be innovative, sustainable, and profitable. We are creating a platform of partnership for innovation, for meeting SDGs, and for Gyumri‘s development focusing on Gyumri Green City Action plan implementation.

The goals in depth

Increasing ecological challanges and social-economic inequalities are behind the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the 2030 agenda. They are adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, including Armenia. Discover the goals in depth.

End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Protect and restore terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, reverse land degradation and biodiversity loss.

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies, provide access to justice for all, build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions.

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

The story behind

The SDGs build on decades of work by countries and the UN and are build on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  Between 2000 and 2015, MDGs provided an important development framework and achieved success in a number of areas such as reducing poverty and improving health and education in developing countries. SDGs succeed the MDGs, expanding the challenges that must be addressed to eliminate poverty and embracing a wide range of inter-connected topics across the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.

SDGs

Track, monitor, and report data on Global Goals

Our Planet

A Netflix original documentary series and groundbreaking collaboration between WWF, Netflix and Silverback Films, Our Planet showcases the world’s natural wonders, iconic species and wildlife spectacles that still remain.

The Guardian

In 2015, 193 countries agreed a blueprint to end poverty, protect the planet and address inequalities. Governments promised to meet 17 sustainable development goals by 2030. With only 10 years left until the deadline, the race is on to achieve them.

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