This past weekend AVK together with 700 other participants from across the globe attended “P4G” Summit to discuss partnerships for sustainable development.
P4G Summit was attended by governments, global companies, entrepreneurs, academics, and civil society from 53 countries and marks an important first step in working to build and scale public-private partnerships and showcase what strong partnerships can do. Partnerships that among other things will provide safe drinking water for vulnerable populations.
P4G – Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 – is a new initiative with the ambition of becoming the world's leading forum for developing concrete public-private partnerships at scale to deliver on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. The government of Denmark is providing funding to P4G from 2018-2022. P4G is a collaborative partnership among nine partner countries Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Korea and Vietnam. In addition, C40 Cities, World Economic Forum, Global Green Growth Institute and World Resources Institute are partner organizations to P4G. P4G's global hub is hosted at the World Resources Institute.
The objective of P4G is to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs through market driven green solutions. This is done through the development and scaling of public-private partnerships that target humanity's greatest needs: food, water, energy and healthy cities. By harnessing the strength of the public and private sectors, P4G facilitate concrete action towards the implementation of the SDGs and develop a just, inclusive world.
AVK's primary focus is on goal no. 6; bringing fresh water- and establishing proper sanitation for all on this planet. In order to achieve this AVK also focuses on goal no. 17 which talks about strengthening global partnerships to support and achieve the goals. Our solutions contribute to safe guard the water that is already available in the pipe network by focusing on Non-Revenue Water (NRW) and leakage management as well as focusing on SMART pressure management. Furthermore, AVK has established partnerships aiming at turning traditional wastewater treatment plants into energy producing plants.
The inaugural P4G Summit came to an end on Saturday with a grand award ceremony focusing on partnerships for the SDGs.
The next P4G Summit will be held in 2020 and already many new countries have expressed their interest to play their part. In the meantime, the new initiative will push forward concrete solutions to address some of the world's most urgent challenges