22.12.2016 | Uni Bonn: Sustainable Development Goals and their possible implementation – Examples from sustainability research

The issues of sustainable agriculture, food security and the end of hunger are overall receiving increasing attention. In particular 2015 was an important year for the future of agriculture and development when the millennium development goals (MDGs), which were in force from 2000 to 2015, were replaced by the sustainable development goals (SDGs). SDGs differ from MDGs by focussing on both, developed and developing countries; private sector was intensively involved in the SDGs development. The final 17 goals with 169 targets were agreed on by all 193 UN member states and cover a 15-year time-span until 2030. Almost each of the 169 SDG targets is to some extent related to food and farming. The experts, politicians, NGOs as well as academia, have started to work out a series of conditions towards the successful implementation of the SDGs. Agents of change such as family farmers, rural women, investors in infrastructure, vulnerable people and policymakers are becoming an important prerequisite for the effective implementation of the SDGs. This seminar is devoted to illustrate possible steps, which already contribute to the implementation of the SDGs in Nordrhine-Westfalia (NRW), Germany. Examples provide an overview focussing on select research areas such as Resilient urban food systems (Urban Food System Planning) /Urban-rural cooperation (Urban gardening,Urban agriculture) as well as Sustainable Food Consumption and Consumer protection (Empowering consumers to making informed choices, well-informed consumer on animal welfare issues).

Lecturer: Dr. Darya Hirsch, International Centre for Sustainable Development (IZNE), Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

Institut für Geodäsie und Geoinformation

Nussallee 1, 53115 Bonn – Hörsaal 1

5 pm – 6:30 pm

Source: Notification Uni Bonn, 21.12.2016