Creating a Sustainable World: 21st Century Challenges and the Sustainable Development Goals
Education for Sustainable Development, Capacity building, SDGs
University of Manchester and external partners
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call from the United Nations for all countries to tackle, by 2030, the global challenges faced by humanity. The SDGs cover a wide range of challenges, with 17 goals backed up by 169 indicators including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.
This online course equips students and professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to address the SDGs. It presents the concept of sustainable development and explains the basis of partnership working that underpins the SDG approach. Each SDG is explored through its own module, drawing on expertise from more than 100 leading international researchers, policy-makers and practitioners. Students work in interdisciplinary teams on applied projects set by external organisations through our University Living Lab, so that their assessment contributes to helping deliver the SDGs.
The course is being made available to the Association of Commonwealth Universities and for postgraduate students. A capsule version will soon be publicly available. The range of applied projects is already publicly available, including currently available projects as well as results from previous projects. We would welcome further partnerships for research projects or if you would like to use the University Living Lab within your teaching.
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RELEVANCE TO THE CALL TO ACTION ON SUSTAINABLE URBANISATION ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH
These examples have been chosen because of their relevance to the Call to Action, as shown by the direct quotes provided below. To view the Call to Action click here.
“Commonwealth organisations representing cities and local government, the private sector, academia and the built environment professions, are championing this Call to Action on Sustainable Urbanisation across the Commonwealth.”
Universities, research, technology, innovation, and knowledge sharing will be at the heart of ensuring sustainable cities and human settelements of the future.
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The University of Manchester: http://www.college.manchester.ac.uk/