Lessons learned here are unique. Visiting MIT is a reminder about how quality education in both classrooms and outdoors are vital for #HumanLearning. Keep learning and traveling. Cities, buildings, and country roads teach a lot.
Discussion: How are you combining formal education with non-formal educational initiatives to integrate your own learning? How new technologies are helping you to be a better learner? Next managers and leaders need to be fast learners to apply new knowledge in the workplace. Thoughts?
Courses: Global Management, Strategic Management, Leadership and Decision Making, Information Technology.
#SDG4 #QualityEducation. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
PROGRESS OF GOAL 4 IN 2019
Despite the considerable progress on education access and participation over the past years, 262 million children and youth aged 6 to 17 were still out of school in 2017, and more than half of children and adolescents are not meeting minimum proficiency standards in reading and mathematics. Rapid technological changes present opportunities and challenges, but the learning environment, the capacities of teachers and the quality of education have not kept pace.
By 2030, almost 68% of the world’s population will live in cities. These cities currently account for 60-80% of energy consumption and 75% of carbon emissions worldwide. AT&T is committing our resources and expertise in the Internet of Things (IoT) to create smart cities to support the growing needs of cities, as well as improve quality of life and create new economic opportunities.
In September 2015, AT&T formed a dedicated Smart Cities Organization and in January 2016, we announced the launch of a new Smart Cities framework to help cities better serve their citizens and the environment. We will bring the Smart Cities framework to several initial communities: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Chapel Hill, N.C., and Montgomery County, Md., and Miami-Dade County, Fla., and will partner with local universities, such as the Georgia Institute of Technology, to study the impact of our solutions.
SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
By 2050, 70 % of the world’s population will live in cities, making cities critical in achieving a sustainable future for the world. Businesses, together with Governments at various levels, and civil society organizations and citizens are collectively engaged in pursuing ambitious objectives to make cities more competitive, safe, resource-efficient, resilient and inclusive. Key areas of need in achieving progress on Goal 11 are; 1) identifying and agreeing the most sustainable ways to achieve the targets- what activities should be ceased and which ones accelerated; 2) building appropriate capacity and skills across these stakeholder groups to deliver; 3) attracting/securing finance, innovative designs and delivery models and projects for integrated city infrastructure– including buildings, energy, mobility, telecommunications, water, sanitation and waste management services, and; 4) ensuring practical processes for multi-stakeholder engagement in all stages of urban development that build consensus, inclusion, resilience and sustainability.
Businesses can help cities navigate these challenges and turn a high-level vision into practical and implementable action plans. Business can play a vital role not only in providing specific infrastructure, technology, services and financing solutions, but also in contributing to the strategy that will support the overall optimization of urban systems to create inclusive, safe, sustainable and disaster resilient cities. Cities seeking to realize their sustainability objectives can benefit from engaging with business early in the planning and strategy development process, leveraging the capability of business to identify innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex, cross-cutting urban sustainability challenges.”
Global Energy Perspective 2019. The Global Energy Perspective Reference Case provides our view on how the energy transition will unfold.
See report: “Energy systems around the world are going through rapid transitions that affect many aspects of our lives. The continuation and acceleration of these shifts will bring important changes to the way we fuel our cars, heat our homes, and power our industries in the coming decades. Our Reference Case provides our consensus view on how energy demand will evolve. “
SDG 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
” Modern society depends on reliable and affordable energy services to function smoothly and to develop equitably. A well-established energy system supports all sectors from medicine and education to agriculture, infrastructure, communications and high-technology. Intensive development patterns have historically relied on inexpensive and energy-dense fossil fuels, which also happen to be the primary source of greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change. However, new, clean technologies are available that can reorient development along a more sustainable trajectory. “
The SDGs are 17 goals with a total of 169 targets among them, most of which are meant to be achieved by 2030. These goals strive to work towards sustainable economic, social, and environmental development on a global scale. You can read in-depth reports about these goals and the progress being made towards achieving them at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org. Courses offered through the SDG initiative cover one or more of the goals through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).
Coursera is the primary platform where these courses are offered for the general public in the form of online classes with the hope of increasing participation in the work being done towards these goals. The courses often provide a hands-on experience with an NGO or international organization who is working to achieve the SDGs through their work. The participating universities hope to offer a global education on these goals and ways to get involved.
Despite being the largest economic power in the world, the United States is falling drastically short in fulfilling its commitment to reaching the United Nations’ sustainable development goals, or SDGs. Serving as a roadmap to a sustainable future, these 17 goals reflect each country’s responsibility to improving the livelihood of its citizens and the global community at large.
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We have been incorporating the #SDGs in our courses using #My4SDGs that specifically relate to courses content. #SDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy covers our topics related to emerging energy initiatives. #InternationalBusinessManagement#GLOBE4SGGs ==> Explore the world of #nuclear applications with this interactive infographic and learn how nuclear is contributing to achieve the @GlobalGoalsUN.
GlobalLearning_Luxembourg #GLOBE4SDGs #SDG9 ==> Luxembourg Becomes First Country to Make All Public Transit Free | ArchDaily
Luxembourg is set to become the world’s first country to make all of its public transportation free. The newly re-elected prime minister Xavier Bettel and the coalition government have announced that they will lift all fares on trains, trams and buses next summer. Taking aim at long commutes and the country’s carbon footprint, the new move hopes to alleviate some of the worst traffic congestion in the world.