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Watch Dr Max Kelly introduce environmentalism past and future, and some potential pathways to resolve problems and create a more sustainable future.

Start with a goal in mind.

Welcome back. This week we will focus on the questions:

  • What actions have we taken so far for sustainable development?
  • What actions may we need to take for a sustainable future?

To address these questions, we will:

  • investigate how real-world cases of interactions between human development and environmental life-support systems are/have been managed.
  • explore what might be, with a focus on the role of technology in shaping our future
  • examine the SDGs in more detail.

At the end of last week, we introduced the SDGs with a brief overview and initial discovery of the 17 goals, identified potentially important exclusions or omissions and your sense of priority.

Your task

Look at the SDG goals again now and identify the one goal that you believe to be the single most important SDG to bring about a sustainable future for humans. Which goal did you select, and why?

Read at least one comment from your fellow learners and reply with thoughts on their goal selection and rationale from your perspective.

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Introduction to Sustainability and Development

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