Sustainable Development Goals Scotland

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It’s not about us. It’s about you... and what you're doing to convince those in power that more needs to be done to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Scotland.

These are just some of the views of people and organisations from across Scotland on how we deliver a better society, and the actions they are taking to be part of the change.

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Scotland's Goals blog series

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Emma Trottier of Engender: Gender equality and the SDGs

This article by Emma Trottier, Policy and Parliamentary Manager with Engender is the sixth in the SDG Network’s blog series ‘Scotland’s Goals.’ A few weeks ago, SCVO asked us to write a short blog about the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)...

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Catherine Gee of Keep Scotland Beautiful: What’s your goal?

This article by Catherine Gee, Director with Keep Scotland Beautiful, is the fifth in the SDG Network’s blog series ‘Scotland’s Goals.’  Most of us have goals that we seek to achieve, either set by ourselves, by who we work for, or both. Common...

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Fiona King of Shelter Scotland: Let’s start with housing…

This article by Fiona King, Campaigns & Public Affairs Manager at Shelter Scotland, is the second in the SDG Network’s blog series ‘Scotland’s Goals.’  In September 2015, Scotland joined 192 other countries and adopted a set of 17 ‘sustainable...

Latest developments

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Scottish Government Press Release: Global Goals Partnership

First Minister and President of Malawi sign new agreement. A framework outlining Scotland and Malawi’s joint commitment to realising the United Nation’s Global Development Goals has been agreed. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and President Peter...

Elli Kontorravdis: Take Action – Do a Kitchen Table Talk

There’s just over two weeks left to help shape the future of Scotland’s food system. As a member of the Scottish Food Coalition, Nourish has been taking part in and promoting Kitchen Table Talks. Make sure the food justice issues you care about are...

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Call for papers: CIWEM Scottish Branch Symposium 2018

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) Scottish Branch Symposium 2018 is being delivered in partnership with Scotland’s Sustainable Development Goals Network. CIWEM, the leading international Royal...

Updates from Learning for Sustainability Scotland members

This is an overview of the actions that Learning for Sustainability Scotland members are taking forward to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Scotland. You can find out more about at their website. 1. Culloden Academy SDG Work Kate...

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Event: Re-imagine Democracy, 15th March, online and in Belfast

Imagine a country where decisions are honestly made, transparent and accountable, where outcomes cannot be bought or manipulated and where policy-making processes enhance democratic participation and connection. Open Government Networks across the...

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Pocket garden design competition winners revealed

Twenty-two schools from across Scotland have been selected as winners in the One Planet Picnic Pocket Garden competition.   The winners will all now work to bring their creations to life for display in the Garden for Life area at the Gardening...

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Gareth Jones: The time is now for Sustainable Development Goals

Organisations from across the country have come together to call on powerbrokers to show their commitment to creating a fairer and healthier planet. The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity...

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Press release: SDG Network publishes open letter

National network publish open letter to ScotGov on Sustainable Development Goals A national network co-ordinated by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has issued an open letter to government bodies asking them to evidence their...

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Launch of the business and management writing competition 

The UKI PRME Regional Chapter and Oxford Brookes University seek through this competition to promote understanding of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Every year...

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ICAS: New approach for aligning doing business to the SDGs

A new approach that supports businesses looking to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of their value creation process has been published today by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)...

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Dr Alec Wersun: Academics fight for a better world

In January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit – officially came into force. It means that until 2030, countries across the...

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What does open government offer the Global Goals? by Paul Bradley

My role consists of promoting not just one but two multilateral agendas here in Scotland – the Sustainable Development Goals and the Open Government Partnership. It’s some test, but one of the most exciting challenges I’ve faced.  In being a member...

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SDGs Training for Multipliers coming to Edinburgh

If you’re interested to getting involved in the Sustainable Development Goals movement, why not take part in some free training?  Join the vitally important conversation about how to accelerate the implementation of the United Nations’ 17...

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Take part in Edinburgh’s #GlobalGoalsJam 2017

Are you a designer, developer, data scientist, creative or person passionate about making a difference in the world? Do you want to be part of a small group of committed people who will spend a weekend hacking innovative solutions to specific...

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Scots pupils to learn how to spot fake news, by Georgina Harris

This story was originally posted on Third Force News A new resource produced by Oxfam Scotland and Christian Aid Scotland will teach Scottish school pupils how to identify fake news. Pupils will learn about aid and development, such as how the UK...

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