UN SUSTAINABLE GOALS AND WTUN: OUR CONTRIBUTION TO TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD

November 29, 2018
16:00  -  17:30

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The SDGs work in the spirit of partnership and pragmatism to make the right choices now to improve life, in a sustainable way, for future generations.

This session will discuss the SDGs which have been identified, through an online survey, as those that are most commonly contributed to by members of WTUN.

We will hear different perspectives on work occurring in our member universities on the goals identified and will explore these as a framework to focus WTUN activities for 2019/20.

Speakers include:

  • Jo Dobson, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Coventry University (Chair and leader of WTUN SDG working group)
  • Professor Garry Pender, Deputy Principal (Research and Innovation), Heriott-Watt University, UK
  • Dr PB Anand, Reader in Environmental Economics, University of Bradford, UK – Cities and Technology
  • Professor Sudhir Chella Rajan,┬áProfessor and Head at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Madras, India

Session Category :  2018