7 Billion Chances - Sustainable Development Goals Transforming Our World?

TU Dresden | Sommersemester 2017 7 Billion Chances - Sustainable Development Goals Transforming Our World?

SDG- three letters that stand for the hope of transforming our world for the better: written in a process involving civil society and adopted by the United Nations the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) finally came into force on 1 January 2016, Since we do not have a planet B (at least not yet), a global sustainable development has got to be our plan A. This is the task of our generation.

In this lecture series we examine exemplarily some of the aspirational goals, including ending hunger, making cities more sustainable and combating climate change as well as achieving gender equality, economic growth and ensuring water and sanitation for all. But although this agenda 2030 is supposed to apply universally to all countries it is not legally binding. Is this agenda self-consistent? Do the goals have a positive effect on political as well as personal decision-makings? And why is Germany a deveolping country regarding the SDGs?
Together we want to find out what this means on a global and local scale and in our minds. That is why the lecture series will, in addition to "classical" talks, include a variety of formats like a science café, panel discussions and much more. So there will be plenty of room for questioning world views and self-reflection.

The United Nations University (UNU-FLORES Dresden) is involved as a partner. The lectures will be held in english.



  • Start: 02.04.2017
  • Tuesdays, 6. DS (16:40 - 18:10)
  • HSZ 304/Z
  • Contact Persons: Janna Rückert, Laura Stüdemann
  • sdg@tuuwi.de


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