Manabu Fujii Lab, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Environment and Society, Tokyo Institute of Technology


新型コロナウイルス感染拡大(COVID-19)がSDGsの進捗に及ぼす影響評価 / Assessment of the impact of the spread of new coronavirus (COVID-19) on the SDGs progress


Amidst concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on progress on the SDGs, we have begun an analysis aimed at assessing the impact of COVID-19. 28 indicators related to the SDGs available by the end of July 2020 from international organizations (such as the United Nations, WHO, WTO and ILO), including energy demand, Internet access, international trade, number of people infected with COVID-19, GHG emissions, air pollution, food prices, school closures, income decline, unemployment, manufacturing, etc.) are collected and assigned to the SDG targets, taking into account the positive and negative impact of each indicator on the SDGs. Then, we quantified the impact of COVID-19 on the progress (promotion or regression) of each SDG target by calculating the ratio after March 2020 (left panel). The results of the analysis based on this dataset suggest that COVID-19 has a positive impact on Goal 7 (energy) and 13 (climate change), while COVID-19 has a significant negative impact on Goals 1 (poverty), 8 (economic growth), 12 (manufacturing) and 17 (partnership). Looking at regional trends, significant regression of the SDGs was observed, particularly in Africa and South America, where COVID-19 is expanding (see right panel). While these are preliminary results, they provide important insights into the strong engagement of COVID-19 in the progress of the SDGs, and in proposals for policy interventions and other measures to recover from the negative impacts of COVID-19.

関連論文 / Reference

  • Elsamadony, M., Fujii., M., Miura, T., Watanabe, T., Possible transmission of viruses from contaminated human feces and sewage: Implications for SARS-CoV-2, Science of the Total Environment, Vol 755, Part 1, pp142575, 2021.

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