It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Sustainability: UN SDGs
This guide provides a platform for sustainability resources related to natural and built systems, alternative energy, as well as on and off campus programs and organizations.
Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. "This volume addresses SDG 11, namely 'Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable' and contains the description of a range of terms, which allows a better understanding and fosters knowledge. This book presents a set of papers on the state of the art of knowledge and practices about the numerous challenges for cities, solutions and opportunities for the future."
Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. "This volume addresses SDG 5, namely "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls" ... This SDG is considered by many as a pivotal goal since the significant role of women in achieving sustainable development has always been acknowledged in several official UN declarations. Yet gender disparity is still rampant under various guises in various countries. Women’s rights need to be strongly safeguarded through legislation to ensure equal opportunities."
Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. "This volume addresses SDG 15, namely 'Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss' and contains the description of a range of terms, which allow a better understanding and foster knowledge."
Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. "This volume addresses SDG 7, namely 'Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all' and contains the description of a range of terms, which allow a better understanding and foster knowledge .... This book presents a set of papers on the state-of-the-art of knowledge and practices about energy sustainable, in terms of generation and demand energy, considering aspects of innovation, management, sources of energy, performance, society behavior, and infrastructure, among others."
Six recommended actions to be implemented over the next 18 months: 17 page PDF
1. Strengthen External Partnerships and Regional Collaborations
2. Integrate the SDGs into the Curriculum
3. Lead by Example
4. Engage Students in Institute Planning
5. Enhance Student Well-Being
6. Advance SDG Research
Read the full report for detailed descriptions of all six recommended actions, steps proposed to advance them, their connections with the SDGs and the Institute's new strategic plan, and estimates of the resources required to achieve them.