The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030.

Localizing SDG Goals and empowering cities and communities in North America for sustainability

In this session, moderated by Dr. David Abraham, we will hear from North American adopters of the framework:

  • The Idea of Sustainability and the Houston Region (David Abraham – Rice University)
  • Making the SDGs Relevant for Cities: Using the Community Capital Tool in British Columbia (Mark Roseland – Arizona State University & Maria Spiliotopoulou – Simon Fraser University)
  • How Local Communities Can Align with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: A Santa Cruz County Case Study (Susan Brutschy -Applied Survey Research)
  • How the Youth Social Enterprise (YSE) Model Supports the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal #8 Economic Growth and Decent Work in American Cities (Peg Thomas – Sundance Family Foundation)

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Thursday August 6
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