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CECCS Online Panel: The SDGs Paradigm at U of T
October 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, don’t miss an online panel on SDGs at UofT hosted by the Committee on the Environment, Climate Change, and Sustainability (CECCS) featuring St. Mike’s prof Paolo Granata. The event is free to attend online, but registration is required. More information about this and other panels related to the Adams Sustainability Celebration is available at the CECCS website.
The United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in 2015 as a global framework to achieve prosperity for people and the planet by 2030. The SDGs reflect sustainability in a holistic manner, calling for action on abolishing poverty, achieving gender equality, and combating the climate crisis. This new decade rings in a sense of urgency for the SDGs as their progress is currently not in line with 2030.
At U of T, actors and organizations from both academic and operational sides have adopted the SDGs to pursue important sustainability work in the social, humanitarian, environmental, and economic realms. This panel, which features champions of SDGs embedding on campus, will provide an insightful and in-depth exploration of how various initiatives have advanced U of T’s commitment to the world’s arguably most ambitious set of goals. Pertinent topics will include past and current work, such as the creation of an SDG-based course inventory, a new university ranking system according to SDGs, and the advancement of SDG design-thinking through community engagement work. The panel will also delve into upcoming initiatives, such as the ambitious “17 Tables” events that will feature 17 round tables of U of T researchers according to their SDG of focus, and OISE’s Climate Action Plan to reduce its carbon footprint and work towards a sustainability mindset.