About this Task Group

A vibrant task group, set up by enthusiastic LfS Scotland members who are interested in driving forward the UN SDGs in Scotland and incorporating them into their practice.

This task group co-hosted an event in 2017 with the Communities Task Group and a meeting will be organised for Spring 2018 to refocus attention. If you would like more information on this task group please contact Betsy King.

Initial Aims:

  • To influence policy through advocating for learning as a fundamental aspect of the SDGs, in Scotland and beyond
  • To raise awareness and understanding of the scope of learning within the SDGs (within and across formal, informal and non-formal contexts)
  • To engage and represent members; and partner with other organisations and individuals in Scotland and UK; and collaborate with relevant international partners (UNESCO, UN RCEs) to help deliver on GAP and the SDGs
  • To contribute to monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the SDGs in Scotland and beyond

Initial Responses: 

  • Policy: Respond to UK Environmental Audit Committee consultation; Engage with DfiD following up contacts already made
  • Engagement: Collaborate with submission of SUII bid
  • Awareness: Raise awareness with members and others on SDGs through a workshop which in turn further defines the ToR of the task group

Intended Outcomes

  • Stronger policy in support of the SDs, seeing them as a holistic mechanism to pursue sustainable development rather than a tick box exercise using existing strategies.
  • Recognition of the scope and necessity of learning to inform and underpin implementation of the SDGs.
  • Increased awareness amongst LfS Scotland members and others to enable them to work effectively as partners within the collaborations possible to achieve the SDGs. Stronger monitoring and evaluation of SDGs especially SDG 3.
  • Pathways to research on SDGs.

Recent Updates

Climate Change Impacts on Tertiary Education – Reflecting on the Impressions Project

Tue 5th June 2018, 5:55PM

Rebecca, Scotland Programme Manager for EAUC shares her experiences and reflections on the Impressions Project.

EAUC ESD Topic Support Network April 2018

Event Update: Embedding Sustainability in Vocational Courses

Wed 2nd May 2018, 10:29AM

The ESD TSN met on the 17th April to discuss Embedding Sustainability in Vocational Courses. The session was aimed at both Further and Higher education. The session included the following presentations: Embedding Sustainability education into core and elective routes in undergraduate teacher education – Dr Alan Britton (University of Glasgow) Launch of Workbooks to support […]

Event update: Measuring Sustainability in the Curriculum, 10 January 2018

Mon 5th February 2018, 12:52PM

This event – jointly hosted by EAUC & Learning for Sustainability Scotland on 10th January 2018 was very well attended by members of both organisations. The workshop set the context for sustainability in the curriculum, highlighted what is being done so far in Universities and Colleges, asked what we can learn from other approaches and looked […]