In the midst of today's pandemic that has radically transformed society at large and the world economy, the United Nations has released a video commemorating the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We suggest to everyone the viewing of this video that tells the history of the world as it is, as it was, and as it could be. The various turning points that our planet faces and the interventions that can transform it in the next ten years. This video focuses on facts and solutions, recognising the need for specific evidence-based actions that will create real change, from debt relief to cutting fossil fuel subsidies, universal access to health, quality education, and digital financial empowerment, enabling the creation of a better world.
Directed by renowned filmmaker Richard Curtis, director and advocate of the UN's sustainable development objectives, the video features Malala Yousafzai (UN Education Activist and Messenger of Peace), Thandie Newton (actress and women's rights activist), artist Beyoncé, UN Secretary General António Guterres, among others.
Challenge Campus 2030 (more info)
University campuses are at the heart of the change: in 10 years, they should have achieved the 17 SDGs to be able to welcome and educate the next generation! What will these Campuses be like? Imagine a solution that will allow these sites to be considered socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.
Are you a student or university professor/researcher? Do you want to have a major impact and help to build the university environment of the future? Upload your project online and be noticed by the United Nations (UNRIC) and Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF).
Choose a category and submit your vision for the Campus of 2030: the university site that will have achieved all 17 Sustainable Development Goals!
Applications may be individual or collective (up to 5 persons) and must be sent by February 7, 2021.
CCS2020 - 2nd Sustainable Campus Conference (more info)
The 2nd Sustainable Campus Conference is promoted by the Sustainable Campus Network, Portugal, and will take place on 30 October 2020 in the city of Tomar.
The conference provides a forum for discussion and reflection on the latest advances in research, innovation and practice in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Higher Education Institutions.
On the subject of "INTELLIGENT INITIATIVES FOR A SUSTAINABLE CAMPUS", the event also aims to serve as a platform for collaboration and exchange of ideas between students, academics, researchers and experts, in the search for intelligent and innovative solutions for a more sustainable future.
Events in the field of Sustainability
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Living Lab for Sustainability
The Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (Ciências ULisboa) Living Lab for Sustainability aims to give coherence and visibility to a diverse set of activities already going on, and to enhance the involvement of the school´s community, and the surrounding reality, in the challenge of sustainable development in all its dimensions - social, environmental and economic. The main goal is to promote an inspiring set of good practices and an ecosystem of innovation for sustainability on the school campus, hosting, monitoring and experimentation projects in all aspects of sustainability.
- Development and testing of instrumentation for monitoring energy consumption and indoor air quality;
- Expansion of the ecological coverage test area;
- Study of natural ventilation solutions;
- Proof of concept of a wind turbine for urban environment;
- Promotion of biodiversity on campus and its surrounding area.
CITIZENSHIP PROMOTION ACTIVITIES
- Behavioural campaign (health and water/energy saving);
- Creation/Strengthening of the educational offer in the area of sustainability;
- Green Laboratories Initiative.
COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ACTIVITIES
- Creation of the sustainability portal;
- Production of didactic materials, in the field of sustainability, for dissemination;
- Organisation of lectures, debates and other events.