SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

The goal is to achieve inclusive and environmentally sound industrialisation and develop quality, sustainable and resilient infrastructure. To make this possible, enterprises need better access to financial services and markets, among other things.

Überblick über Lüderitz

All eyes on Lüderitz

Green hydrogen is set to bring prosperity to Namibia and propel the world towards a climate-neutral economy. We travel to the country’s south-west, where plans are under way for one of the world’s largest hydrogen plants.
Man hält zwei Platinen in der Hand

Taking recycling to another level

Sustainable recycling in Lagos: a pilot project in Nigeria is protecting e-waste workers and supporting the African recycling industry.
Ein Mann arbeitet mit einem Winkelschleifer

Fire and water

Water management in one of the world’s driest countries has many facets. Ammar Ali Zaid from Jordan works until the sparks fly to prevent precious water from seeping into the desert ground.
Guillermo Pereira

‘For us, waste is valuable’

Three questions for Costa Rican Guillermo Pereira, founder and managing director of Fortech
Recyclingrevolution in Jordanien 

How to revolutionise recycling in Jordan

Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment of Jordan, Dr Mohammed Al Khashashneh, on the concept of extended producer responsibility (EPR)
A breath of fresh air for green jobs
The Egyptian German Technical Academy shows how good training and quality education go hand in hand with responsibility for our planet.
Ghada Krayem
The woman putting solar panels on Gaza rooftops
Ghada Krayem, a Palestinian solar energy technician, is showing how women can advance the energy transition and overcome social barriers in the process.
Edgar Ssensalo
When humans and machines learn
A young IT expert from Uganda on the opportunities that artificial intelligence offers for agriculture
Momentum for the energy transition
In the Dominican Republic, the energy transition is gaining momentum. Many stakeholders are joining forces to ensure that the Caribbean nation achieves its climate targets.
Blueprint for success in phasing out coal
An interview from South Africa's coal-mining region: a new beginning that incorporates fair climate action, the expansion of renewable energy and new job prospects
Solarzellen bei Sonnenuntergang
Frozen sunlight
Green economic recovery in action: a successful German-Indonesian project illustrates how renewable energy can boost the local economy in fishing villages across the archipelago – with solar-powered ice makers.
The brewery using bush biomass
Windhoek Lager is one of Africa’s most popular beers. Produced in line with Germany’s beer purity law, top quality is just as important as sustainability.

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