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Engaging with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Fri 29th March 2019 - Courses & Events Summaries

An LfS Scotland  workshop held at Moray House, University of Edinburgh on 26th March 2019.

“By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development.’ UN 2015

In 2015 all United Nation member states signed up to 17 ambitious, universal Sustainable Development Goals. The aim of the SDGs is to encourage all countries to implement the necessary transformational environmental, economic and social change to achieve peace and prosperity for planet and people. Scottish Government was one of the first to sign up to the Goals and they now underpin the National Outcomes. This workshop offered a critical introduction to the emergence of the SDGs, captured case studies of relevant work underway and explored how learning for sustainability can help us appreciate the interconnectedness of the SDGs more widely.

A report of the workshop and some of the presentations are available below.