SDGs and Natural Disasters

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Two days ago, my teammate, Erina sent me the business handbook, original T-shirt, and chocolate produced at su-re.co and I feel more that I am a member of su-re.co as a Gift maker. So, I would like to try hard to expand the Japanese market with business teammates!


Anyway, today I would like to talk about the importance of considering and acting for achieving the SDGs.

* The blog is talking about the Japanese earthquake in 2011. If you feel uncomfortable or sick about it flashbacking your memory, please stop reading from here. I apologize for that.



Many Japanese will never forget the moment in 2011, March 11th.

On 2011, March 11th, a huge-scale earthquake hit the northern area of Japan (Tohoku) and a tsunami washed up everything in the areas. Also, the nuclear power plant in Fukushima-prefecture was working, and the nuclear crisis happed polluting the air of the city. There were many victims due to earthquakes and tsunami, and people who were in Fukushima prefecture still need to stay in temporary housing far away from their hometowns because of the pollution of the nuclear crisis.


I think we can not avoid natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunami, and volcanic eruptions. However, we can prepare for these disasters and will change the situation the worst into better than the worst one.


SDGs include the goal for making sustainable cities and communities (SDGs No.11) will connect the practice for natural disaster preparation. For instance, Mitsubishi Electric has developed the monitoring system for tsunamis. This technology enables us to detect tsunamis immediately before they reach the coast using ocean surface radar. The radar can monitor the distances from 30 to 200km from the coast. It makes more quickly to bet the information of tsunamis, and people can take actions before the arrival of tsunamis.


So, focusing on the SDGs’ goals to achieve can be beneficial not only for global warming, fighting poverty, and making an equal society but also for preparing for these natural disasters. I hope that everyone will understand the meaning of taking SDGs’ goals into consideration and keeping efforts to achieve their goals for the future.


<Reference and for further information>


Japan 3.11 disaster

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/03/11/national/japan-10-years-disaster/


The monitoring system of Mitsubishi Electric

https://www.jst.go.jp/sdgs/en/practices/p049.html

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