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Webinar “Reaching Sustainable Development Goals: universities and students looking for solutions" on Friday 5 June 2020

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Webinar “Reaching Sustainable Development Goals: universities and students looking for solutions" on Friday 5 June 2020

University PSL and the British Council are jointly launching a webinar entitled “Reaching Sustainable Development Goals: universities and students looking for solutions” on Friday 5 June 2020

Students have recently been asking Higher Education institutions to accelerate efforts towards reaching the SDGs, especially regarding climate action. In several countries, students’ associations are calling for revised curricula, integrating sustainable development, and asking for impactful initiatives on campuses.

In addition, European universities will have a key role to play in contributing to the aftermath of the COVID-19 by advancing sustainable solutions, (e.g. short food supply chains, biodiversity and wildlife protection) aiming to reinforce our resilience to such crises.

Serving as a platform for dialogue between several university leaders and student representatives, this webinar will bring to the foreground the challenges Higher Education faces in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals, by presenting the implementation of efficient solutions by universities.

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SPEAKERS

- Introduction : Alain Fuchs (Université PSL) and Bianka Stege (EU Region at the British Council)

- First round of presentations: Hilligje Van’t Land (IAU) and Carole Meffre (Sciences Po Environnement Paris)

- First round of questions from the audience

- Second round of presentations: Jasha Oosterbaan (Mines ParisTech-PSL) and Aliza Ayaz (UCL's Climate Action Society)

- Second round of questions from the audience

- Closing words



THEMES

Four questions have been suggested to our guest speakers, as guidance for their presentation.
These questions include:

- “What current challenges do universities face in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?”

- “What initiatives have been, or should be implemented by universities to ensure the sustainability of campuses?”

- “How should universities envisage the teaching of tomorrow?”

- “To what extent does COVID-19 urge universities to leverage their expertise and develop new action plans to reach the goals and new methods of teaching these topics?”

Sustainable Development Goals

Associated university(ies) : 
Catholic University of Louvain Université PSL Paris
05/25/2020