The UN Sustainable Development Goals lay out a plan of action for the sustainable development of the planet and the people who live on it, and encompass a wide range of interconnected social, economic and environmental challenges.
The SDGs are already and will continue to be a major influencer on the strategies and actions of governments, businesses and organisations in most countries, and they also have a strong relevance to universities.
An SDG Networking Programme is being launched. The purpose of the programme is to foster dialogue on the interconnected social, economic and environmental challenges presented by the SDG agenda. These meetings will provide a forum to make connections with colleagues, share ideas and foster cross disciplinary engagement on the SDG agenda on potentially new research and teaching/training initiatives.
The theme for the first event is “The Planetary Emergency and the SDGs”
Date of event: UN World Meteorological Day, March 23rd (12 - 3pm).
The Chair for the event is Professor John Barry, Director of the Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action. John is also co-chair of Belfast Climate Commission and a panel member of Climate Assembly UK.
In this first event, Professor Barry will introduce the SDGs and their relevance to the university. Short presentations will be given by a key academic from each Faculty, who are currently engaged in projects of relevance to the theme of “The planetary emergency and the SDGs”. Following lunch there will be roundtable discussions reflecting on the themes and the issues raised.
These events are an opportunity to engage with colleagues from across the university on topics of relevance to the SDG agenda.
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