Graphic: Janna Rückert and Laura Stüdemann

  • Start: 02.04.2017
  • Tuesdays, 6. DS (16:40 – 18:10)
  • HSZ 304/Z
  • Contact Persons: Janna Rückert, Laura Stüdemann
  • held in English
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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.

This plan can be seen as temporary. Please check from time to time to not miss any re-scheduling and changes.
03.04 – 07.04. Exhibition: “The Story of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals”  In co-operation with United Nations University, HSZ-foyer
11.04. Introduction “Parable of Dreams – Goals, Targets and Sustainable Development Practice”  Dr. Mathew Kurian (UNU-FLORES)
18.04 SDG 15 – Life on Land: “Green Solutions: How Forests and Forestry can help implementing the Sustainable Development Goals”  Prof. Dr. N. Weber, Chair of Forest Policy, Institute for Forest Economics, TUD
25.04. SDG 5 – Gender Equality Theater Performance “ROSA/BLAU” Svenja Wolff, Theater Kormoran (transition theater)
02.05. SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities – How do we transform Dresden into a sustainable “Future City”? Dr. Egermann, IÖR -Leibnitz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development
09.05  SDG 10 – Reducing inequalities Seminar: different approaches/perspectives on (in-) equality will be discussed
 16.05.  SDG 2 – “Aiming for the UN Sustainable Development Goals”

  • The many faces of food security: “Zero Hunger”.  Global versus local.
  • How to define your disciplinary “niche”?
  • How to operate in a “post-truth”, “fact-free” social and political environment ?
Prof. Dr. Ir. Johan Bouma (Emeritus Prof. at Wageningen University, Netherlands, holder of the “Von Humboldt Medal” awarded by European Geosciences Union)
23.05. Science-Café: “Achieving the SDGs together – A scientific perspective”  PhDs of the TUD-United Nations University
30.05.  SDG 12 -Sustainable Consumption  Felix Austen, Journalist from “Perspective Daily”
06.06. SPRING BREAK  Check your Journal!
13.06. SDG 8 – Decent work and Economy Growth Nadine Kaufmann, Concept Lab New Economy, Leipzig
20.06. Bring it together session : From international policy making to local relevant action Ralf Elsässer, Civixx Werkstatt für Zivilgesellschaft
 27.06.  SDG 13 – Climate Action global struggle, local chance  Kjell Kühne, “Leave it in the ground” initiative
 04.07. SDG 17 – Partnership for the Goals “Between people, between nations”

“Reproduction of power hierachies by the UNs SDGs and criticism on the term ‘development'”

Antonia Mertsching – ENS (Developmental Network Saxony)
 11.07.  EXAM each session left questions, not all have a strict answer.. your journal plays a role in it just as well as knowledge about processes and facts concerning the SDGs!

We are very happy to have the United Nations University as a partner for special events. Thank you very much UNU-FLORES for your involvement!