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The Sustainable Development Goals: What do they Mean for Nova Scotia

Posted by GHO Admin on September 28, 2015 in Events

When: Mon. Oct. 19, 1:30-4:30pm
Where: TBA, Halifax
Register before Oct. 16 by clicking here

On September 25, 2015 the UN will adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an ambitious and transformative global agenda to end poverty, fight inequality & tackle climate change over the next 15 years.

Two aspects of these 17 goals make them especially important for Nova Scotia

  1. they are ‘universal’ and apply equally to all countries of the world – including Canada;
  2. they outline a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity that will require global cooperation to achieve.

This workshop will address the question of what these global goals mean for Nova Scotia: What levels of government do the SDGs apply to? How can civil society organizations in Nova Scotia use them in their work? How can we engage Nova Scotians with the SDGs? What opportunities are there for cross-sectoral collaboration to implement the goals in Nova Scotia and around the world?

The workshop will be facilitated by Shannon Kindornay, a recognized Canadian expert on the SDGs and researcher at Carleton University’s Norman Patterson School of International Affairs.                                           

A cross-sectoral workshop organized by the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC), Department of International Development Studies at Dalhousie University, the Ecology Action Centre and the  Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

For more information please visit the ACIC website.