On March 11, at 2 p.m., at the Santa Chiara Lab, will be held the first teaching lesson on Sustainability, now in its third edition: registrations are open to all.
The course, structured in 24 lessons (March to June) aimed to analyzing the basic aspects related to the environment, the economy and social and legal-institutional sustainability, will feature lectures on the following topics: emerging pollutants, planetary boundaries and the water problem.
Teaching is one of the free choice credits for all students of the University of Siena for your study program: the final exam (in test form) allows you to achieve 6 CFU.
Teacher responsible for the course is Professor Simone Bastianoni, Department of Physical Sciences, Earth and Environmental.
The 10thannual ISCN 2016 Conference hosted by the University of Siena will focus on leadership for a sustainable future and delve into discussions on:
Managing a changing planet
Managing societal change
University-Private sector collaborations for a sustainable future
Food sustainability at the micro and macro level
Higher education’s contribution to actionable Sustainable Development Goals
Similar to previous years, ISCN 2016 will include a half-day pre-conference and the main conference will span 2.5 days and include thought-provoking plenary sessions, hands-on working group sessions, and intimate parallel sessions. Participants will enjoy ample networking opportunities to galvanize relationships.
“The Sustainable Development Goals in the G20 Countries”
Bogaziçi University – Istanbul, Turkey
The Turkish SDSN is hosting a two-day high level workshop on the SDGs in the G20. The workshop will discuss the challenges and opportunities that the SDGs in the G20 nations, and for the G20 as a cooperative governance process. Only two months after Heads of State and Government gathered in New York to approve the SDGs, one week ahead of the G20 meeting in Atalya, Turkey, and two weeks before the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris, this event will provide a crucial opportunity to discuss the role of the G20 countries in achieving the SDGs by 2030. The SDSN Networks from the G20 countries are partnering to find practical solutions, so participants should be ready for practical brainstorming and suggestions for action.
Leaders from Global Sustainability Network Unite to Call for G20 Action on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Ahead of the G-20 Antalya Summit
In the context of the 7th Annual SDSN Leadership Council Meeting, the Co-Chairs and Managers of SDSN Regional and National Networks in the Mediterranean Region (Angelo Riccaboni from SDSN Mediterranean, Levent Kurnaz from SDSN Turkey, Miguel Angel Moratinos and Teresa Ribera from SDSN Spain/REDS and Phoebe Koundouri, that will co-chair the upcoming SDSN Greece) met to exchange views on the future collaboration strategy of regional and national SDSNs in the MED area.
In particular, the meeting focused on issues such as the implementation of SDGs in Mediterranean area, raising awareness on SDGs in order to influence Mediterranean policy makers, collecting and fostering existing solutions initiatives and best practices in the Region and organisation of the 3rd International SDSN Mediterranean Conference to be hosted in Greece.
UN SDSN Mediterranean and Visionaria International Film Festival presented at the Italian Pavilion of Expo 2015 an event entitled: “Food & Water: International short film festival on sustainability”
A series of 10 short films on the theme Food & Water, finalists of the Visionaria International competition, have been viewed by the public of Expo in Milan and judged by a jury composed by Prof. Riccaboni (Chair of the SDSN Mediterranean), Claudio Rossi (Professor of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, University of Siena) and Carlo Emilio Sapia (photographer and filmmaker).
Kurdish short film heads Food & Water festival’s top greats
With his short film “Parvaneha End – Butterflies”, Adnan Zandi is the winner of the special section of the “Visionaria International Film Festival” on the theme of food and water, promoted by SDSN Mediterranean.