E  P  I  S  O  D  E   27



The Sustainable Development Goals

What are the Sustainable Development Goals and how can we help reach them internationally? Emily Boyd, from Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies joined us on stage for our very first live episode to talk about the roles of developing and developed countries in reaching the SDGs.

IbN # 27: The Sustainable Development Goals

w. Emily Boyd

Director of Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies

"The thing about climate change which is really important is that it interlinks with so many other issues. That's why we have these interlinked global goals" 

This episode is a recording of our very first live episode of the podcast! We were so happy to be part of the Lund Sustainability Festival 2018. To match the sustainability focus we chose to make this episode about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which were made by the United Nations in 2015 and covers all aspects of our societies in broad terms.  

To speak about the SDGs, we had invited the incredible Emily Boyd on stage with us. Emily is currently the Director of Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies. Emily proved to be the perfect match for such a complicated topic as her area of research focuses on sustainable development, resilience and climate change, especially for the developing societies.

In this interview we get around what the SDGs are, why they are so very important as stepping stones towards a better world, and what responsibilities we all have to make ourselves and our governments live up to the goals. We touch upon the underlying threat from climate change to reach all the other 16 goals. Lastly, we try and understand the difference between developing and developed countries and the difference between mitigation, adaption and a third element termed loss & damage. 

It was not only me who had the pleasure of firing questions at Emily, but also the audience had a Q&A session afterwards which I have included in this recording. 

Besides Emily, there's a bunch of people I would like to say a big thanks to. Among those are the Lemonaid company for sponsoring drinks for the show. Lemonaid is an organic and fairtrade-certified drinks company which also creates social change by donating to the Lemonaid and ChariTea Foundation. This Foundation supports projects in the regions where they grow their produce. We were very honoured to team up with these guys!

Another big thanks goes to the good people of Synaps for organising and hosting the Sustainability Festival. 

I hope you will enjoy the episode and learn some important aspects of our common Sustainable Development Goals. 

Show Notes

Check out some of the important research that Emily carries out at Lund University.

If you are intrigued to learn more about Lemonaid then please visit their website or follow them on Facebook / Instagram! 

You can go back and explore the events behind Lund Sustainability Week and Festival 2018 and get inspired to what might show up next year. You can also check out Synaps who put so much incredible effort into making the Sustainability Festival happen. 

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