Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Promoting Cooperation and Sustainability

Old Issues – New Perspectives, D. A. Frenkel (ed.) (2018) ATINER Institute for Education and Research. Athens: Greece. ISBN 978-960-598-174-7

ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 18-12

12 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2018

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Molly T. O'Brien

ANU College of Law

Charles Lineweaver

Research School of Earth Sciences

Date Written: July 31, 2017

Abstract

To combat the complex problem of world poverty, the United Nations General Assembly set out eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), but as poverty decreases, energy consumption and pollution increase. Largely due to this complication, the MDGs were replaced in September 2015 with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs include new priorities such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, and peace and justice. Successful development involves more than avoiding poverty. To achieve the sustainable development goals, we have to know what they are and why they were introduced. We need to teach them to our students, who will carry the goals into their future work places.

Keywords: Global cooperation; teaching about sustainable development; sustainable development goals; low entropy energy sources

Suggested Citation

O'Brien, Molly Townes and Lineweaver, Charles, Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Promoting Cooperation and Sustainability (July 31, 2017). Old Issues – New Perspectives, D. A. Frenkel (ed.) (2018) ATINER Institute for Education and Research. Athens: Greece. ISBN 978-960-598-174-7, ANU College of Law Research Paper No. 18-12, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3267709

Molly Townes O'Brien (Contact Author)

ANU College of Law ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Territory 0200
Australia
02-6125-0437 (Phone)

Charles Lineweaver

Research School of Earth Sciences ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Australia

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