September 20, 2022

Climate change is a global emergency that requires collective action, at all levels and across all sectors. (SDG 13 & SDG 17)

Global Goals Week is about action, awareness, and accountability for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A sustainable future requires each of us to do our part – SDG 13 challenges us to take urgent action to combat climate change.Our new milestone report asks the question: Are We Ready?  

The climate change emergency requires urgent collective action. Our new report details the role colleges and institutes play in addressing climate change and supporting Canada’s transition to a net-zero economy.

“Are We Ready?” is a scan and compilation of college and institute leadership in climate action across three crucial areas: Curriculum, Applied Research and Community Engagement, and Campus Infrastructure and Indigenous Approaches to Sustainability.  

  • The report reveals how colleges and institutes integrate principles of sustainability across program disciplines to address skills needed in the green economy; showcases how applied research helps businesses and community organizations find innovative solutions to lower their carbon footprints; and highlights strategies to plan for sustainability and energy efficiency when building infrastructure, both on and off campus.   

This report is not only a showcase, but also a resource to inspire more post-secondary leaders to act in the fight to combat climate change. Share it widely! 

And, don’t miss our first climate workshop: Is our curriculum ready to support a low-carbon economy? 

  • Be among the first to dive into a brand-new report! The latest research reveals that approximately 10% of all our member programs incorporate the principles of sustainability. But is that enough to support the workforce needs of a low-carbon economy? Workshop: September 21.  

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Don’t forget: The SDG Accord is the education sector’s collective response to the Global Goals.