Universities in action for the UN 2030 Agenda
In the week of the Global Goals of EXPO 2020 DUBAI, RUS organized the Forum "Universities in action for the UN 2030 Agenda", in collaboration with the Italy Pavilion and the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS), with the patronage of the Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI), the Ministry of sustainable infrastructures and mobility and the Ministry of University and Research.
The Forum "Universities in action for the UN 2030 Agenda" took place on January 18 from 13:00 to 14.30 (Italian time). The higher education institutions, together with students, had the opportunity to discuss and imagine the role of universities within the UN Decade of Action focused on the three P: People, Planet and Prosperity. The Forum was streamed on the social channels of the Italian Pavilion (Facebook and Youtube).
The selected videos within the "Call for students" and "Call for Higher education institutions", launched during 2021 (flyer), were showned during the Forum. All the videos received in response to the calls are visible on this page.
On January 18, in the morning at 7.30 (Italian time), ASviS together with the Italy Pavilion and the European Commission oganized the Forum "A shared sustainable recovery based on the SDGs". The Forum had the aim of promoting the culture of sustainability, with a focus on the governance of sustainable development and the role of the private sector and civil society.
Students at the EXPO Dubai to help the cause of the planet's sustainability. At Expo Dubai 2020, inside the Italian pavilion, the forum organized by the network of sustainable universities hosted many initiatives including the work of the Istituto Universitario Salesiano di Venezia on Communication to engage participants and make them understand the positive behaviors and those that go against the custody and protection of the environment.
The initiative of the Istituto Universitario Salesiano di Venezia is presented by the video of RAI2 - tutto il bello | February 24, 2022.
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Chair and Moderator:
Patrizia Lombardi, President of the Italian University Network for Sustainable Development, Vice-rector of Politecnico di Torino
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Maria Cristina Messa, Italian Minister for University and research [virtual]
Enrico Giovannini, Italian Minister for Sustainable Mobility & Infrastructures,
former ASVIS Spokeperson [virtual]
Maurizio Tira, Delegate for International Affairs of the Conference of the Italian University Rectors, Rector of Università degli Studi di Brescia [virtual]
Alyssa Gilbert, Chair of COP26 Universities Network and Director of Policy and Translation, Grantham Institute Climate change and Environment, Imperial Collage London [virtual]
4:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Gabriella Calvano, co-coordinator of the RUS Education working group, Università degli Studi di Bari, will introduce the PEOPLE Pillar with the participation of students and university staff [videos] from: Middle East for the UN PRME Global Students Initiative, Università degli studi di Foggia, Alma Mater Studiorum Università degli Studi di Bologna, University College Dublin.
Presentation of the *io che challenge-based project, organized by the Università Pontificia Salesiana – IUSVE.
4:50 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
Stefano Caserini, coordinator of the RUS Climate Change working group, Politecnico di Milano [virtual], will introduce the PLANET Pillar with the participation of students and university staff [videos] from: Middle East for the UN PRME Global Students Initiative, Politecnico di Torino, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Università degli studi di Camerino, Università Ca Foscari Venezia.
Presentation of the Hack core challenge-based project winner of HackForThePlanet, organised by Rotary Italia, Malta e San Marino
5:10 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Matteo Colleoni, coordinator of the RUS Mobility working group, Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, will introduce the PROSPERITY Pillar with the participation of students and university staff [videos] from: Middle East for the UN PRME Global Students Initiative, Università degli Studi di Torino, Università degli Studi "G. D'annunzio" Chieti Pescara, Università per Stranieri di Perugia.
Presentation of the SIEPE challenge-based project winner of the RUS challenge for 2030 Agenda [virtual]
THE THREE Ps
The UN has identified as roadmap “5 Ps” that shape the SDGs: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships. They highlight how the SDGs form an intertwined framework instead of a group of siloed goals. RUS decided to focus the sessions of its Forum on 3 of them: People, Planet and Prosperity.
The SDGs declare the world’s determination “to end poverty and hunger, in all their forms and dimensions, and to ensure that all human beings can fulfil their potential in dignity and equality and in a healthy environment.” The university system can face and defeat poverty through actions focused on education accessibility, skill development, inclusion and social justice.
The SDGs set as their goal to protect the planet “so it can support the needs of the present and future generations.” The university system can play an important role as a trendsetter for actions suitable to tackle the global challenges of climate change and environmental crisis.
The SDGs aim to “ensure that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives and that
economic, social and technological progress occurs in harmony with nature.” Higher education institutions are labs for a new cultural and governance model that allows the possible growth of the economies in an environmentally sustainable way.
SELECTED VIDEOS FOR THE FORUM "UNIVERSITIES IN ACTION FOR THE UN 2030 AGENDA"
PEOPLE: UNIVERSITIES' GOOD PRACTICES
PEOPLE: STUDENTS' VIDEOS
Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
Multicampus Sostenibile - Rockin 100
University College of Dublin -
M.Sc. in Sustainable Development in partnership with UN SDSN
Middle East for the UN PRME - Anna Kurth, Sofia Martinez, Jahnavi Doshi
Università degli Studi di Foggia - Martina Pipoli
PLANET: UNIVERSITIES' GOOD PRACTICES VIDEOS
PLANET: STUDENTS' VIDEOS
Politecnico di Torino
Bottom up actions for local community awareness
Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
Bicocca makes the difference!
Università Ca' Foscari Venezia - Angelo Vita
Middle East for the UN PRME - Kristina Trukhina, Marco Li Yang
Università degli Studi di Camerino - Maori Palumbo
PROSPERITY: UNIVERSITIES' GOOD PRACTICES VIDEOS
PROSPERITY: STUDENTS' VIDEOS
Università degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio" Chieti-Pescara
Plastic in the Sea: Collection, Research, Recycling
Università per Stranieri di Perugia
Hack for Sustainability at Unistrapg: Our Strategy for Sustainability
Middle East for the UN PRME -Rakeli Kuria, Shardul Gondhali, Alice Felix, Shruti Verma
Università degli Studi di Torino - Serban Dragan Filip Bogdan