UN SDG - How Is The UK Performing?
UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) found that out of 143 relevant targets, the UK is performing well on 24%, but 57% remain "inadequate", with a futher 15% "poor". The report highlights for the first time how the UK's sustainable development measures in the relation to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's). Water quality was highlighted as an area where the UK is exceeding expectation, however SDG's including "Reduced Inequalities" and "Decent Work and Economic Growth" are indicated as key areas of concern.
The report can be accessed online from UKSSD's website via this link.
You can find out more about UKSSD here.
Congratulations to Julie Saumagne on securing URSS funding for conducting an independent research project this summer
Julie will be using the URSS funding to combine interests developed through two Second Year Global Sustainable Development (GSD) modules Security, Sovereignty and Sustainability in the Global Food System and Keeping the Phoenix Flying or Clipping its Wings?: Learning through Student Research into the Praxis of ‘local’ Sustainable Development
Specifically, the inter-disciplinary research will investigate the history of hunger in Coventry since the Industrial Revolution. It will critically analyse strategies used to combat hunger in relation to broader economic, social and political contexts. Analysis will be based on archival research and primary data generated through interviews.
It is hoped that this work will illustrate how students can feed into the University’s emerging agenda of local and regional engagement, currently being championed in the department’s research-based teaching of local sustainable development in the City of Coventry.
Congratulations to Anna Matrai on securing Energy GRP URSS funding for conducting an independent research project this summer.
Anna's project will focus on the large-scale investment in renewable energy in Masdar City, which the UAE government hope will become a platform for sustainable energy research. It will explore the extent to which there is a conflict of interest in oil-rich countries between wealth accumulation from oil dominance and the investment in clean energy solutions for future energy security. Anna will visit the UAE this summer to interview representatives from the country's academic, industrial and governmental sectors.
Many congratulations to the winner of our Global Sustainable Development Photo Competition, Katharine McEnery.
Students were invited to submit creative images reflecting on the themes "What does Global Sustainable Development look like?" and "You know you're studying Global Sustainable Development when...".
The judges thought that Katharine's photo was an excellent and imaginative representation of the chosen theme.
The School for Cross-Faculty Studies' student-run magazine GLOBUS features an article by Dr Bryan Brazeau, titled 'A Sustainable Serenissima'.
"Degree programmes at Warwick, particularly in the School for Cross-Faculty Studies, are continually innovating, expanding, and evolving. A Sustainable Serenissima is an introduction to a new and upcoming module, centred on the study of Venice, offered by the School, written by the Module Convenor, Dr. Bryan Brazeau. As a cultural capital situated on an island, Venice is a hub for themes explored by Liberal Arts and Global Sustainable Development." (T Olive, Editor)