” 10 Nordic ports have signed a declaration to work together on the environmental challenges related to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The declaration emphasizes the importance of sharing knowledge, information and best practices within a variety of different environmental areas:
• Energy use and alternative energy sources • Emission of air and water pollutants from port operation and vessels • Biological diversity and the prevalence of invasive species • Innovative solutions that support sustainable development, e.g. through close collaboration with academia, industry and start-ups.
The 10 ports that have signed the declaration are the Copenhagen Malmö Port, Port of Helsingborg, Faxaports Iceland, Port of Aarhus, Port of Helsinki, Port of Esbjerg, Port of Gothenburg, Ports of Stockholm, Port of Tórshavn and the Port of Oslo. ”
#PortManagement Discussion: Search about your local port or a port near you. How this port is collaborating or not with the Sustainable Development Goals. Add links.
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.
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.
How to connect specific Sustainable Development Goals (#My4SDGs) to specific courses in Global Management. #SDG4 Quality Education with Management Theory and Practice, #SDG7 Affordable and Clean energy with International Business Management, #SDG9 Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure with Management of Information Systems, and #SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities with Strategic Management & Decision Making.
Video goes outside the classroom to explain how to organize other sets of SDGs including Environmental, Community, Social, and Partnerships to start measuring individual actions toward specific SDGs. It includes outdoors learning activities, #Scouts4SDGs, #TEDxFSCJLearningAdventures and GLOBE Global Learning Opportunities Building Engagement #GLOBE4SDGs.
Transboundary water cooperation is enshrined in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which seek to increase the scale, ambition, and state of global sustainable development. Goal 6 of the Agenda aims to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.”
His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, affirmed the UAE’s commitment to enabling inclusive and sustainable industrial development as a catalyst for economic and social prosperity, and commented on the occasion: “Selecting Abu Dhabi to host the 18th UNIDO General Conference reflects the international recognition of the UAE’s significant role in supporting the global industrial sector to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. The UAE remains a pioneer in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and continues to bridge and connect civilisations between the East and West. Through its partnership with UNIDO in the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit, the UAE is well-positioned to play a strategic role in shaping the future of the global manufacturing sector.”
GeSI presented its latest report, ‘Enabling the Global Goals,’ at the third SDG Business Forum in New York. The evidence shows that there is a clear, positive link between digital access and 11 of the 17 SDGs. To monitor digital access, GeSI developed a new tool: the GeSI Digital Access Index, focused solely on digital and technology indicators.
#GlobalGoals #SDGs ==> Can we end hunger and poverty, halt climate change and achieve gender equality in the next 15 years? The governments of the world think we can. Meeting at the UN in September 2015, they agreed to a new set of Global Goals for the development of the world to 2030. Social progress expert Michael Green invites us to imagine how these goals and their vision for a better world can be achieved.
Michael Green is part of the team that has created the Social Progress Index, a standard to rank societies based on how they meet the needs of citizens.
They are using People’s Report Cards to grade each country. On 2017, how is the progress of SDGs measured using the Social Progress Index?
2017 Social Progress Index
The Social Progress Index is an aggregate index of social and environmental indicators that capture three dimensions of social progress: Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing, and Opportunity. The 2017 Social Progress Index includes data from 128 countries on 50 indicators. (http://www.socialprogressindex.com).
17 Goals to Transform Our World Governments, businesses and civil society together with the United Nations have started to mobilize efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030. Universal, inclusive and indivisible, the Agenda calls for action by all countries to improve the lives of people everywhere.In 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
In 2016, the Paris Agreement on climate change entered into force, addressing the need to limit the rise of global temperatures. Explore this site to find out more about the efforts of the UN and its partners to build a better world with no one left behind.