A podcast about the UN Sustainable Development Goals, 17 goals adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 25 September 2015.
SDG Episode #4 - John Thwaites - Monash Sustainable Development Institute
In this episode, we’re joined by Professor John Thwaites, who boasts a very impressive CV.
John Thwaites is currently the chair and Professorial Fellow of Monash University’s Sustainable Development Institute, ClimateWorks Australia & BehaviourWorks Australia.
John is Chair of Melbourne Water and a Director of Fair Trade Australia New Zealand.
John is the Chair of the National Sustainable Development Council, which has developed the Transforming Australia: SDGs Progress Report 2018. We’ll be speaking with him today predominantly about the 2020 update of the Transforming Australia report, for which John was the Principal Lead. You can find the report at sdgtransformingaustralia.com
He is a Co-Chair of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (“SDSN”) launched by the Secretary General of the United Nations to provide expert advice and support to the development and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Lancet Covid-19 Commission, one of the pre-eminent global bodies created solutions to the pandemic appointed John as a Commissioner.
John Thwaites was also Deputy Premier of Victoria from 1999 until his retirement in 2007, as well as holding Ministerial portfolios including Health, Planning, Environment, Water, and has the honour of being Victoria’s first Minister for Climate Change.
SDG Episode #3 - Jody Lightfoot - Campaign for Australian Aid
In this episode, we’re joined by Jody Lightfoot of the Campaign for Australian Aid
Jody’s work aligns most closely with Goal 17 – Partnerships for the Goals, specifically target #17.2, which is:
Developed countries to implement fully their official development assistance commitments, including the commitment by many developed countries to achieve the target of 0.7 per cent of gross national income toward official development assistance to developing countries and 0.15 to 0.20 per cent of gross national income toward official development assistance to least developed countries official development assistance providers are encouraged to consider setting a target to provide at least 0.20 per cent of gross national income toward official development assistance to least developed countries
Campaign for Australian Aid is a movement of people, organisations, communities and businesses who believe Australia can and should do more to help build a better, fairer future for all. The Campaign is made up of fifty of the country’s leading aid and development organisations, including World Vision, Oxfam and Save the Children, to name a couple.
SDG Episode #2: Daniel Pejic - University of Melbourne Connected Cities Lab
In this episode, we’re joined by Daniel Pejic of the University of Melbourne’s Connected Cities Lab.
Dan’s work aligns most closely with Goal 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities.
Daniel Pejic is a Research Fellow in International Urban Migration and a PhD researcher at University of Melbourne’s Connected Cities Lab as part of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.
The Connected Cities Lab is a laboratory designed to address the challenges city leadership faces, and the information it needs in an interconnected and increasingly urbanised planet.
Dan is currently researching the role of cities as actors in global migration governance and the rescaling of the politics of migration
SDG Episode #1: Annie Woollard - Footprints on the Globe
In this episode, we’re joined by Annie Woollard of Footprints on the Globe.
Annie’s work, though interlinked with all the Goals, hews most closely with Goal #4 – Quality Education, specifically target 4.7:
By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development
Footprints on the Globe, collaborates with schools, educators, and corporations to inspire all to educate, explore and act for global change.
Via professional development, Footprints on the Globe ensures global education is at the forefront of schools around the globe, and in its advisory capacity, designs and creates innovative educational resources.
Footprints on the Globe is a specialist educational consultancy with a focus on embedding global education into the classroom and schools.