With an directive to end poverty, protect the environment and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) play a vital role in implementing real change, tackling some of the world’s most challenging issues. The engineering community have an opportunity to contribute to these goals, focusing on aspects such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice; along with other priorities.
As part of our drive to engage with the implementation of the SDGs, our Alumni team joined the 2018 Global Engineering Congress (GEC), hosted at the ICE in London. The Congress gave engineers, policy makers and industry experts an opportunity to come together and discuss how the sector can make an urgent impact on climate change and help progress Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our Happold Foundation team joined the discussion, each focussing on a specific SDG and contributing to the workshops, as well as our Trustee Anna Bruni running a workshop.
Delegates at the GEC, including Alumni Ambassadors Oyin Talabi and Mairi Dean, talk about their thoughts on progressing SDGs (click image to view).
Following their time at the GEC, our alumni ambassadors have written a series of thought leadership blogs that reflect on their experience at the Congress and detail what they believe should be our next steps to furthering the objectives of the SDGs.