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WSSD-U-2016 Sept 16 SDG Panel

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WSSD-U-2016 Friday Sept 16 AM panel: The role of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) in advancing sustainability in higher education.

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WSSD-U-2016 Sept 16 SDG Panel

  1. 1. Moderator: Peter Blaze Corcoran, Center for Environmental and Sustainability Education, Florida Gulf Coast University Panelists: John Fernandez, Professor of Architecture and Director of the Environmental Solutions Initiative, MIT Monika MacDevette, Deputy Director of Environmental Policy Implementation, United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya Akpezi Ogbuigwe, Director International Collaboration Center, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria Stephen Sterling, Prof of Sustainability Education, Plymouth University, England Keynote Panel : The Role of Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs] in Advancing Sustainability in Higher Education WSSD-U-2016
  2. 2. John E. Fernández,Director MIT Environmental SolutionsInitiative environmentalsolutions.mit.edu fernande@mit.edu MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative People and the Planet
  3. 3. 3 During the 20th century… good and bad news • Population increased 4x • Affluence increased 20x but… • Material intensity is about 40% of what it was in 1900 Origins and Opportunities
  4. 4. 4 Cities account for 2/3 of global energy and 3/4 of carbon emissions 2005-2050 • City population is poised to double • x3 increase in urban energy • x3 increase in urban land area Origins and Opportunities
  5. 5. 5 People and the planet: a global inflection point Origins and Opportunities
  6. 6. 6Origins and Opportunities
  7. 7. Cambridge, MA, USA Urban Metabolism Group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Prof. John Fernández Lead Research Scientist Phebe Dudek Nourhan Magdy Cape Town, South Africa School of Public Leadership at Stellenbosch University Dr. Josephine Kaviti Musango Paul Currie Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Lydia Cape -independent- Paul Hoekman South African Cities Network Geci Sebina Sandiswa Tshaka Gauteng Region, South Africa Gauteng City Region Observatory Graeme Gotz Department of Environmental Affairs Mapula Tshangela Cairo, Egypt Cairo University, Dept. Architecture Prof. Dr. Heba Khalil Prof. Sahar Attia Cairo University, Faculty of Regional and Urban Planning Prof. Abbas El Zafarany Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Environment Hussein Abaza African Urban Metabolism Network
  8. 8. 10 Environmental Solutions Initiative Mission: advance science, engineering,policy,design,humanities,and arts toward a people-centric and planet-positive future.
  9. 9. 11 Environment and Sustainability Minor for undergraduates “Menset manus,”nowMind+Hand+Heart
  10. 10. 12 ESI research domains Climate Science and Earth Systems Cities and Infrastructure Sustainable Society and Economy
  11. 11. 13 ESI Seed Grant Climate, Cities, Culture Will new limits on coal use in China reduce toxic air pollutants across Asia? Professors Valerie J. Karplus (Sloan), Noelle Selin (IDSS)
  12. 12. Joseff Kolman COP21 and beyond
  13. 13. 15 Environmental Solutions Action Corps (ESAC) Imagining a New Future
  14. 14. Thank You
  15. 15. Monika MacDevette Deputy Director of Environmental Policy Implementation, United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya
  16. 16. Higher Education and the Sustainable Development Goals UN Environment
  17. 17. UN Environment: An introduction UN Environment is the leading authority on environmental matters (General Assembly Resolution 67/213 and Rio+20 outcome document para. 88) Its mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
  18. 18. Priority Areas • Climate change • Disasters and conflicts • Ecosystem management • Environmental governance • Chemicals and waste • Resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production • Environment under review
  19. 19. The Sustainable Development Goals • 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development • 17 Sustainable Development Goals, as a follow up to the Millennium Development Goals • Environmental dimension present in many of them – SDG 4. Quality Education for All (Target 4.7 Education for sustainable development). – SDG 7. Affordable and clean energy – SDG 11. Sustainable cities and communities – SDG 12. Responsible consumption and production – SDG 13. Climate action – SDG 14. Life below water – SDG 15. Life on land
  20. 20. UN Environment Education and the SDGs
  21. 21. SDG 4. Education (1) • Focus on Universities and Higher Education, supporting the development of academic curricula and the greening of campuses. • UNEA-2 Resolution on Environmental Education: Investing in human capacity for sustainable development, through environmental education and training (May 2016). • Flagship initiative: Global Universities Partnership on Environment & Sustainability (GUPES) – Almost 800 universities worldwide, with a strong presence in developing countries.
  22. 22. Statistics : 1 July 2016
  23. 23. SDG 4. Education (2) • Support the Global Action Program (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (PN-2), following the UN Decade on ESD – SDG 4. • Chair of the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI) in 2016 – SDG 11. HESI is a UN multi-stakeholder platform formed by UN- DESA, UNEP, UN-Habitat, UNESCO, UNU, and UN Global Compact's Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative. • Eye on Earth: Capacity Development Focal Area.
  24. 24. SDG 4. Education - UNEP (3) • Education – MOOCs: Massive Open Online Courses – Graduate curriculum sourcebooks – Greening Universities Toolkit • Training – 10 annual training programmes • Networking – GUPES – HESI: Higher Education Sustainability Initiative – Kenya Green University Network
  25. 25. SDG 11 – Sustainable cities and communities • Urban Ecosystem-based Adaptation • Sustainable consumption and production (SCP) – 10-Year Framework Programme on SCP – Cities and Sustainable Lifestyles • Communication and awareness raising • UNEP & UN-Habitat Greener Cities Partnership • HESI / UN-Habitat: Position paper on capacity paper and the New Urban Agenda and Action Plan for Universities (Habitat III Conference)
  26. 26. SDG 13 – Climate Action • Climate change: Adaptation and mitigation – Ecosystem-based Adaptation • Greater attention on low-emission campuses – Toolkit for Greening Universities • Demand for education and training – UNEP Sourcebook Graduate Curricular Ecosystem Based Climate Change Adaptation – Forests in a changing climate. REDD+ Graduate Curriculum Sourcebook – REDD+ Academy
  27. 27. Mainstreaming Environmental Education through MOOCs/ E-Learning Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Marine Litter
  28. 28. Akpezi Ogbuigwe Director International Collaboration Center, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria
  29. 29. Life can be so Simple.... Apz©
  30. 30. , Stephen Sterling Professor of Sustainability Education, Plymouth University, England

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