3.1 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] (SDGs) form the framework for improving the lives of populations around the world and mitigating the hazardous man-made effects of climate change (UN, no date)
In 2015 the UN adopted the SDGs as a guide to development policies. There are 17 SDGs, as shown in the image below. The intention for these goals was to enable individual countries to set and measure their own progress towards the goals through appropriate targets. As organisations develop their approach to sustainability, they should consider how they can meet these goals, and interweave them into their strategies, policies and ways of working.
Activity 5: Learn about the UN SDGs
Go to the UN SDG website, and take time to learn about the 17 goals and explore the site.
Consider which of the goals are most relevant to your organisation, how higher education institutions can contribute towards meeting these goals, and what your organisation is doing in relation to these goals. You may wish to use the box below to capture your thoughts.