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Closing Re-Cap on Sustainability Literacy: A Global Challenge for Higher Education Institutions
March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
In this closing event of UGC Action & Awareness Week, Aurélien Decamps, Sulitest‘s co-founder and faculty at Kedge Business School, will present the results of the UGC Sulitest submissions during SDG Action & Awareness Week. Sulitest will be open to UGC member organizations until 14 March 2021. See the Resources tab under SDG Action & Awareness Week for instructions.
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
SUNY (the State University of New York)
Sulitest is an international organization devoted to promote sustainability literacy, that is, the knowledge, skills and mindsets that allow individuals to become deeply committed to build a sustainable future and that help them to make informed and effective decisions to this end. In 2016, Sulitest was recognized as one of the first featured initiatives of the UN Partnerships for SDGs, contributing to the second UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report and to the review of the 2030 Agenda through the High-level Political Forum (HLPF). It also holds an observer status to the UN Environment Assembly and a Special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council since 2019.
Sulitest offers a variety of engagement and assessment tools that are aligned with the SDGs. To date, almost 190,000 people have taken Sulitest’s bestknown tool – the international Test, offering the first global database on sustainability awareness. Yearly, Sulitest publishes its Raising & Mapping Awareness of the Global Goals report at the UN HLPF, highlighting trends from this database. The most recent awareness test conducted with a global sample of university students, staff and faculty, shows that the level of awareness about the goals is far from complete, ranging between 44% and 65% for individual SDGs. At the same time, the observed heterogeneity has remained constant over time. The results highlight the urgent need for the development of education and initiatives to raise awareness both of SDGS in general and of specific SDGs.
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