SDGs in the Public Works Department, Taipei City Government

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SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals)

The “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” including 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 169 targets, and 232 indicators was adopted on September 25, 2015 by the “UN SDG Summit”. The SDGs came into effect on January 1, 2016 and will serve as guiding principles for sustainable development over the next 15 years (until 2030).

The Implementation of the Sustainable Development of SDGs

In addition to striving for exceptional engineering quality, the Public Works Department, Taipei City Government (PWD) is strengthening environmental and ecological protection and promoting the city’s sustainable development. In response to climate change, we have widely adopted policies such as permeable pavement, rainwater storage, rainwater harvesting, and the reuse of reclaimed water in order to reinforce the concept of environmental conservation. In doing so, we combine innovative modern technologies, including the adoption of smart management facilities: automatic monitoring and control of pumping stations, real-time construction video and establishing 3D pipeline maps. Moreover, through the proactive promotion of the collaboration of the public and private sector, as well as the participation of the public, the PWD is confident in turning Taipei City into a sustainable city ready to compete overseas. We are dedicated to implementing and promoting the following SDG Indicators:

SDG2:Zero Hunger

SDG3:Good Health and Well-Being

SDG6:Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG9:Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

SDG11:Sustainable Cities and Communities

SDG13:Climate Action

SDG15:Life on Land

SDGs Fostered by the Department

SDG2

Zero Hunger

By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.
By 2020, maintain the genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants, farmed and domesticated animals, and their related wild species, including through soundly managed and diversified seed and plant banks at the national, regional and international levels, and promote access to and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, as internationally agreed.

SDG3

Good Health and Well-Being

By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.

SDG6

Clean Water and Sanitation

By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.
By 2020, protect and restore water-relatedecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes.


SDG9

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all Develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure, including regional and transborder infrastructure, to support economic development and human well-being, with a focus on affordable and equitable access for all.
By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities.
Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, by 2030, encouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending.

SDG11

Sustainable Cities and Communities

By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons.
By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities.

SDG13

Climate Action

Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.
Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies, and planning.


SDG15

Life on Land

By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements.
By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally.
Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species.

Corresponding Indicators

Under the structure of the UN’s SDGs, the Department has compiled the values of its indicators for the past 5 years through the rating indicators of Taiwan’s public and private sectors. The definitions and formulas of each indicator are specified to enforce information disclosure while at the same time providing a friendly online environment.

SDG2 Corresponding Indicators

Accumulated garden site area
Formula: Total cumulative new and existing garden site area (m2)
Definition: Total area of Taipei City garden sites


SDG2 Corresponding Indicators

Accumulated number of completed garden site
Formula: Cumulative completed garden site by the private the sector with assistance of the public sector
Definition: Total number of Taipei City garden sites


SDG3 Corresponding Indicators

Renewal Area on General Road Surfaces
Formula: Total renewal area on general road surfaces in the year (m2)
Definition: General Roads: Refers to urban planning roads. Roads including alleys and industrial roads are not within the definition and are therefore not counted.


SDG3 Corresponding Indicators

List of renewal and improvement area in mountainous areas
Formula: List of renewal and improvement area in mountainous areas in the year (m2)
Definition: The listed renewal and improvement area of paved roads (including branch lines) in mountainous areas under the control of the City.


SDG3 Corresponding Indicators

Number of bridge and culvert safety inspections
Formula: Number of bridge and culvert safety inspections in the year (number of bridges)
Definition: Number of bridge and culvert safety inspections: The number of preliminary bridge safety inspections in the City.


SDG6 Corresponding Indicators

Percentage of city population served by sewerage collection
Formula: Number of people having access to sewerage treatment/city population (%)
Definition:
1. Number of people having access to sewerage treatment:
(The total of the number of sewage drainage connection of the public sewer system, the number of specialized sanitary sewer, and the number of building's sewage facilities) x the average number of people living in the house.
2. Average number of people living in the house: According to the statistics of the Civil Affairs Department of the City (persons/household).
3. Urban population (i.e. current population of urban planning areas): The current number of people living in urban planning areas that have completed the procedures in accordance with the law.


SDG6 Corresponding Indicators

Primary treatment ratio of sewage
Formula: Sewage volume primary treated (Dihua, Neihu, and Bali of New Taipei City)/ sewage collection volume (%)
Definition: Percentage of primary treated sewage volume to sewage collection volume


SDG6 Corresponding Indicators

Secondary treatment ratio of sewage
Formula: Sewage volume secondary treated (Dihua and Neihu)/ sewage collection volume (%)
Definition: Percentage of secondary treated sewage volume to sewage collection volume


SDG6 Corresponding Indicators

Tertiary treatment ratio of sewage
Formula: Sewage volume tertiary treated/ sewage collection volume (%)
Definition: Percentage of tertiary treated sewage volume to sewage collection volume


SDG9 Corresponding Indicators

Annual bridge and culvert deck repairing area of bridge improvement construction
Formula: Bridge and culvert deck repairing area of bridge improvement construction in the year (m2)
Definition: Bridges and culverts: The collective name for bridges, underpasses and tunnels.
Repairing of bridge decks: Repairing of damage to bridge decks.


SDG9 Corresponding Indicators

Renewal Area on General Road Surfaces
Formula: Total renewal area on general road surfaces in the year (m2)
Definition: General Roads: Refers to urban planning roads. Roads including alleys and industrial roads are not within the definition and are therefore not counted.


SDG11 Corresponding Indicators

The total number of hectares of green/open space is divided by 100,000th of the city population
Formulation: Green/open space area (hectare)/year-end population × 100,000
Definition:
1. Green/open space areas: Parks, green spaces, children’s playgrounds, plazas, and riverside parks established by the City government, as well as stadium, educational parks, protection area , scenic areas, the proportion of Yangmingshan National Park that belongs to Taipei City, divisional island and other green areas (hectares) under the jurisdiction of Taipei government’s agencies.
2. Year-end city population: The number of registered households in Taipei City in the end of the year.


SDG11 Corresponding Indicators

The total number of hectares of parks, green spaces, playgrounds, stadium and plazas is divided by 10,000th of the city population.
Formula: (The total number of hectares of parks, green spaces, playgrounds, stadium and plazas established in the urban planning areas) *10,000/current population (hectare) the of urban planning areas in the end of the year
Definition:
1. Area of parks, green spaces, children’s playgrounds, stadium and plazas established in the urban planning areas: The area of established public facilities (parks+green spaces+playgrounds+stadium+plazas) in the urban planning areas.
2. Current population of the urban planning areas: The current number of people living in the urban planning areas that have completed the procedures in accordance with the law.


SDG13 Corresponding Indicators

Area of permeable paving
Formulation: Cumulative completed permeable paving area (m2)
Definition: The cumulative area of permeable paving for sidewalks and parks since 2015


SDG13 Corresponding Indicators

Base water retention
Formula: Cumulative completed public and private land development of water retention body (m3)
Definition: The total amount of water retained in the City’s public facilities, new outflow suppression facilities in bases, rainwater collecting systems for reuse projects in park sinks, and zero outflow design introduced in parks since 2015


SDG15 Corresponding Indicators

Improvement area for slopeland
Formula: Hillside slope maintenance area + hillside debris flows and streams maintenance area + hillside agricultural environment improvement area
Definition: Soil and water conservation management on hillside slopes and improvement area of slopeland in the year (m2)

SDGs Achievements

Photos of examples of the Department’s promotion for sustainable development goals for the reference of the public

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  • SDG2
  • SDG3
  • SDG6
  • SDG9
  • SDG11
  • SDG13
  • SDG15

Rockfall Protection Fence on Baraka Highway

SDG15

Youth Community Therapeutic Program

SDG2

An artist impression of the completed reconstruction of Zhongzheng Bridge

SDG3+9

Reclaimed water outlet valves at the Neihu Sewage Treatment Plant

SDG6

Reclaimed water used to lower temperature on the surface of the roads

SDG6

Reclaimed water consumption situation

SDG6

Reclaimed water treatment equipment

SDG6

Wenshan District Military Police Barrack Carpark Flood Detention Pool Construction Project

SDG13

Taiping Elementary School Garden Site

SDG2

Yongchunpi Wetland pPark and Four Beasts Scenic Area complementing each other

SDG11

Permeable pavement in Dagangqian Park

SDG13

Rainwater tank in Hsin Hsin park

SDG13

Permeable pavement in ZnongShah N.Rd.Sec3 sidewalk

SDG13

Tributaries of Zhinan Creek improve both safety and ecology

SDG15

Garden City: Wanfang Farm, Wanfang Hospital, Wenshan District

SDG2

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