Advocacy Dialogue on SDGs

  1. Advocacy Dialogue on Climate Action, Life Below Water and Life on Land respectively, SDGs 13, 14, 15

Advocacy Dialogue series on Sustainable Development Goal number 13,14, & 15 that is, Climate Action, Life Below Water and Life on Land respectively was organised on on 22nd June 2018 at ISDG Centre, Golf Links.

The session was chaired by Dr. Abraham George (Director and Senior Fellow ISDG). In his introductory speech he provided a background information regarding Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal number 13, 14 &15. He mentioned about climate change and its adverse impacts faced by the contemporary society.

The session was led by an eminent expert in the field of environmental assessment, Dr. Arunima Malik (Lecturer, The University of Sydney). The presentation outlines a range of environmental, social and economic assessment that can be undertaken using Input-output tables. She pointed out that sustainability encompasses social and economic development, as well as environmental protection. She provided an insight on the use of input-output tables measuring the performance against the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals especially goal number 13, 14 &15.

A notable point in her presentation was the use of Life and Hybrid life- cycle assessment method in the existing industries such as health care sector. She explained that the possibility of quantification of biodiversity through input-output analysis. She added Algae bio-crude production is environmentally, socially and economically more sustainable than crude oil production as it greatly reduces the energy cost and thus increases the net carbon savings.  She emphasized on the local threat to the species caused due to the increasing global economic activities and rising consumer demand.

The programme ended with a vibrant discussion with academicians, experts from various knowledge domains, media representatives and students community.


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