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Introducing the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

Important: To access this course, you’ll need to enrol:[

Key InformationPoints40Effort10 hoursPrerequisitesnoneRelease Date14th March 2022
Author Info

Matthew Carney is a Rise Experiential Learning Tutor responsible for sustainability activities through Rise and a background in Earth and climate science

Unit Outline:

In this course you will:

  1. Explore the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and discover the journey to reach the current goals.
  2. Examine the structure of the goals, breaking them down into smaller targets and actions and evaluating what these look like in the real world.
  3. Review case studies of the SDGs in action, with a focus on our local community in Manchester
  4. Described the concept of a global citizen and created a profile of our own global citizenship

This self study pack is also intended to be reflective and promote sustainable action. Throughout the course you should take time to reflect on your everday actions and choices and how you can take steps towards sustainability. You will gain the most from this intensvie by taking to the time to carefully think through the excercises and tasks. Taking part in the disucssion excercises will also help and stimulate ideas and disucssion with fellow students on the self study pack.