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Students Leading for Climate Action and Justice (4-5 pm PT)

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

As part of the 2022 UN SDGs Action and Awareness Week, UC Davis is hosting a student-run virtual symposium to bring attention to the many ways that UC Davis students are leading efforts to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular, how students are leading efforts to address SDG 13: Climate Action and climate justice.
REGISTER AT: https://ucdavis.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YZSb8ciLTtStpLYPA0MRxA

Organizer: UC Davis

Free

17 Rooms: A new way to take practical next steps for the Sustainable Development Goals

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

Co-convened by the Brookings Institution and The Rockefeller Foundation since 2018, 17 Rooms is a new approach to spurring collective action for the SDGs. Participants form working groups (or “Rooms”), one per SDG, and propose specific, practical next steps that can be achieved in 12-18 months to make progress for each. Action proposals are shared across Rooms to spot opportunities for cross-SDG collaboration that might bubble up. Pre-registration requested.

Organizer: the Brookings Institution

Free

Connecting the Dots Towards Sustainable Food Systems

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

This presentation is conceived to provide a holistic understanding of one of the most pressing global issues in our lifetime, ensuring sustainable food systems for all by working towards the Sustainable Development Goals 2030. This is done through an in-depth examination of the current challenges facing food security and the implementation of sustainable food technologies/innovations that meet the requirements of the producer, the retailer, and the consumer while improving resource-use efficiency along agri-food value chains.

Organizer: McGill University

Free

YUFE in our Cities (16:00-17:00 CET)

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

Community engagement is at the core of the European University YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe), in which UC3M participates. The cities in which the ten YUFE partners and associate partners are located exemplify different urban models and provide a unique opportunity to work together to develop solutions to local challenges, in a true partnership to localize the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Students and staff are encouraged to participate in volunteering activities or HelDesks developed in close partnership with local governments or NGOs that address issues such as migrations, entrepreneurship or the effects of COVID in secondary school students. 10-11 am EST (16-17 UTC+1); To JOIN: https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/8364f923400940fe8b2a154629e93d6a

Organizer: YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe) and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

16:00-17:00 CET

Free

ESDG Challenges: How to Integrate Multi-disciplinarity and Learning Innovations in the Education for the Sustainable Development Goals (17:00-18:00 CET)

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

The need to adopt an inter- and multi-disciplinary approach to address the challenges of environmental and socio-economic sustainability, and the strong demand by students for transformational learning opportunities are two key issues that education for the SDGs has to deal with. The webinar will focus on how innovative and transformational initiatives can be successfully integrated into standard learning programs.register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uZI8_VpmS_SX-bNFBstk8Q

Organizer: Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

17:00-18:00 CET

International Considerations in Responsible Waste Management

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

Billions of tons of solid waste are generated every year globally, estimated at 60M tons of electronic waste, 730M tons of medical waste, 1B tons of hazardous waste, and 2B tons of municipal solid waste (World Bank Group 2018). For this talk, Professor Beril Toktay will discuss strategies for managing two types of solid waste–both that which is fit for value-added recovery as well as that which is unwanted and potentially detrimental to public health and the environment. Registration requested.

Organizer: Georgia Institute of Technology

Free

A Healthy Georgia: Exploring the Impact of the Energy Transition on Public Health

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

As climate change worsens, the importance of adopting clean energy solutions is imperative. However, we have a responsibility to ensure that the benefits of clean energy are experienced equally, and also do not lead to unintended adverse health outcomes. Hear from experts on sustainable building technologies, air quality, and the economics of clean energy and health discuss the challenges and opportunities before us as the energy landscape undergoes monumental shifts. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwoc-murz8iGdG8E9NyM6c3UDahWWhVH4Hv

Organizer: Georgia Institute of Technology

Free

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Intersection of Climate and Migration (11:00-12:00 am CST)

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is partnering with the Department of Modern Languages and the School of Global Integrative Studies to host an interdisciplinary panel exploring the many complexities at the intersection of climate change and migration. All are welcome to join this virtual panel discussion. REGISTER: go.unl.edu/climatemigration

Organizer: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

11:00-12:00 am CST

Free

Student Roundtable: Breathing and Drinking Microplastics

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

Let the students talk! In this roundtable, students are going to discuss about their ideas and share their knowledge on the related topic. The senior student moderator of the roundtable will be introducing interesting questions for you. At all the of the student roundtables, an expert will join to the session for a short presentation on the topic. To join: https://kocun.zoom.us/j/95894885400 passcode: 2022

Organizer: Koç University

Student Roundtable: How Socio-Cultural Norms Shape Gender Inequality around the World

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

Let the students talk! In this roundtable, students are going to discuss about their ideas and share their knowledge on the related topic. The senior student moderator of the roundtable will be introducing interesting questions for you. At the student roundtable, an expert will join to the session for a short presentation on the topic.

Organizer: Koç University

Free

Queen’s University SDG Week Speaker Series: Day 3, SDG13: Climate Action

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

Day 3 of the SDG Speaker series: The SDG Speaker Series will feature local experts presenting their current initiatives and explore how they are making an impact. Featuring representatives from the City of Kingston, Queen's University and an array of local not for profits, the SDG Speaker Series hopes to formulate connections and inspire action. The event will be totally on Zoom, please register ahead of time to ensure you have access to the link.

Organizer: Queen's University

Free

Empowering Students for Sustainability

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

This event is focused on increasing SDG awareness among students from Central University in Ghana. There is a huge gap in the area of climate education, and integrating climate or environmental knowledge in national education curriculum. Prior to this, there persist to be low knowledge about the impending impacts of climate change, and the need to take actions now. More so, localizing information around SDGs persist to enable grassroots individual to comprehend and take individual actions also seeks to be a hurdle in the Ghanaian community. Henceforward, Sustainability Week Central, a local sustainability week group within the international network of Sustainability Week International believes it is imperative to leverage on this SDGs A & A week to raise a massive awareness within our local campus.

Organizer: Central University in Ghana

10:00-11:00 am GMT

Free

Campaña Mundial por la Educación: llamada a la acción por el ODS 4 / Global Campaign on Education: Call for action for de SDG4 (IN SPANISH; 11:00 AM -12:15 PM CET)

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

En esta sesión, desde la Campaña Mundial por la Educación (CME) en España, haremos una revisión del estatus actual del ODS4 (por el Derecho a la Educación), y veremos los impactos y retos que ha supuesto la pandemia, utilizando dinámicas interactivas. 4-03-2022 11:00 AM -12:15 PM Madrid (CET)
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85496873672?pwd=N3c2Z2g1bGRLRkF6dlNPT3Q0RDFJdz09 (Passcode: 220130)

Organizer: Campaña Mundial por la Educación and Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

4-03-2022 11:00 AM -12:15 PM Madrid (CET)

Free

The power of partnership: SDG 17 and university partnerships to achieve the goals (11am-12pm GMT)

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

The University of Manchester currently leads the world for impact on the SDGs. Like other universities we have significant local, national and global partnerships, and we would like to use these to prompt conversation about how university partnerships help our sector to tackle global development challenges. The event will feature a local partnership from our pioneering BeeWell project; a national partnership from our UK Productivity Institute; and a global partnership discussing our work with the Association of Commonwealth Universities. We will then finish with an open invitation for organizations around the world to partner with us in addressing the SDGs through our University Living Labs initiative. Watch live on Youtube - link in full event description.

Organizer: The University of Manchester

Free

Global Perspectives on Strong Institutions Roundtable

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

Join us virtually on March 4th from 1:30 - 2:30 PM (CET) to discover diverse perspectives from global experts and hear their take on Sustainable Development Goal #16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. To join: https://gbsge.com/en/news/events/events/global-perspectives-on-strong-institutions-virtual-roundtable/

Organizer: Geneva Business School

March 4th from 1:30 - 2:30 PM (CET)

Free

SDGs and PEOPLES in a Region: Strategic OUTSTEPS for Students into a Career of Matching Interests and Expertise

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

The speaker will share strategies for students to analyze and prepare themselves for careers in a field that bridges industry, administration, and government. To successfully link, integrate and develop future collaborations linking PEOPLES’ interests and expertise requires one to step out of conventional procedures. The speaker led the development of the OUTSTEPS.org network in creating a regional network of expertise and knowledge to work on sustainability and community resilience and will describe how students can create their future careers in this field of work.

Organizer: University at Buffalo

Free

Together|Ensemble Panel Discussion: Reflecting on SDG Reporting in Higher Education Institutions

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

Reporting on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has become increasingly common at higher education institutions as we move closer toward the objectives of Agenda 2030. This panel discussion will examine the processes and motivations behind SDG reporting, considering the question, “how do institutions report meaningfully on their SDG initiatives instead of merely cataloguing them?” Direct French translation will be provided by the Institut en environnement, développement et société, Laval University. To register: https://togetherensemble.tkeventsregistration.com/virtual2022

Organized as part of the #TogetherEnsemble2022 conference.

Free

Engaging with the SDGs to Advance Sustainability in Atlanta

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

Join us to hear panelists discuss how engagement with the SDGs enables Georgia Tech and its partners to advance sustainability in Atlanta and beyond.

Organizer: Georgia Institute of Technology

Free

Break the Bias: An All Inclusive Womens’ Conference

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

The event includes a panel of experts addressing the power of mentorship and coaching and breaking biases to foster inclusivity. Participants will be provided a free Gallup Strengths Finder Assessment Code with coaches reviewing your strengths at the conference. Attendance in person or virtually. Register by scanning the QR code on the flier.

Organizer: University at Albany

Free

IEEED Speaker Series: ‘It’s the Economy, Stupid’ or ‘It’s the Stupid Economy:’ can we grow our way out of the climate crisis?

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

CIFAL York and BEST at Lassonde School of Engineering are organizing the IEEED speaker series. The purpose of the IEEED webinar series is to give experts, from academia, the media, and professional organizations, the opportunity to bring their perspectives to the challenge of how we might BOTH improve the economy and protect the environment. Register at https://www.yorku.ca/cifal/ieeed/

Organizer: York University

Free

Strengthening Resilience and Collaboration for Wetlands (4-5 pm Indian Standard Time)

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

A webinar on "Strengthening Resilience and Collaboration for Wetlands" for participants from Higher Education Institutions. Wetlands such as estuaries, mangroves, marshes, and swamps play, beyond their biological role, a key part in helping people cope with disasters. Yet wetlands are in danger; threatened with drainage for agriculture, degradation, pollution, and destruction at an alarming pace. Collaboration among Business, Government, and NGOs and Higher Institution is essential.

Organizer: University of Madras
4-5 pm Indian Standard Time

Free

IEEED Speaker Series

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

CIFAL York and BEST at Lassonde School of Engineering are organizing the IEEED speaker series. The purpose of the IEEED webinar series is to give experts, from academia, the media, and professional organizations, the opportunity to bring their perspectives to the challenge of how we might BOTH improve the economy and protect the environment. Register at https://www.yorku.ca/cifal/ieeed/

Organizer: York University

Free

SDGs Student Awareness Wake-Day @ University of Ghana (in person event)

The level of sustainability education and action on climate change in Ghana has been tepid over the past two years, and the advancement of the country's climate commitments is happening at a slow pace. The impending impacts continue to undo many development efforts and deepen poverty levels. Henceforward, the goal of the SDGs Students Awareness Day is to develop an in-depth action plan to ramp up actions in the area of sustainable development both on campus and outside campus. The event includes a Sustainable Development Movie Screening, Dialogue, and a Vision board Creative Action.

In-person event at University of Ghana

12:00-14:00 GMT

Free

IEEED Speaker Series: A Realistic Transition to Environmental Sustainability – the time for small moves is over

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

CIFAL York and BEST at Lassonde School of Engineering are organizing the IEEED speaker series. The purpose of the IEEED webinar series is to give experts, from academia, the media, and professional organizations, the opportunity to bring their perspectives to the challenge of how we might BOTH improve the economy and protect the environment. Register at https://www.yorku.ca/cifal/ieeed/

Organizer: York University

Free

Inclusive Impact Summit

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

The Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation (RICSI) is proud to host the inaugural virtual Inclusive Impact Summit on March 30th and March 31st. With this summit, we will bring together a wide-ranging group of experts across academia and practice by focusing on three themes: Climate Justice, Health Equity, and Shared Prosperity. These themes will be explored through the lenses of Research, and Practice.

Organizer: The Rutgers Institute for Corporate Social Innovation

Free

UGC Conversations: Student Action for the SDGs

Virtual Eastern Standard Time Zone, GA

Join us on Wednesday, March 30, from 11 am - 12 pm EDT for UGC Conversations: Student Action for the SDGs. This panel will continue conversations from SDG Action & Awareness, providing insight from students at five institutions on their individual and collective efforts to advance the SDGs and advice on how students can maximize their impact. Registration link in full event details.

Free