With the United Nation’s marking its 75th anniversary this weekend, a team of academics at Edge Hill University have warned that greater local action is needed in order to deliver a sustainable future for the planet.  

The 17 SDGs were adopted by all UN member states, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which set out an ambitious 15-year plan to achieve the goals. 

With the 10-year countdown on to meet the 2030 Agenda, a group of sustainability experts at Edge Hill believe that urgent action is needed at a local level if we are to turn the UN’s global vision into a reality. 

Daniel Bocharnikov has recently joined Edge Hill as Sustainability Manager and believes that the academic and education community will have a major role to play in the implementation of the SDGs.  Professor Christopher Dent is an international political economist at Edge Hill’s Business School and leader of SustainNET, a new collaborative network under the Institute for Social Responsibility for individuals passionate about sustainability and John Sandars who is a Professor of Medical Education and Director of Medical Education Innovation and Scholarship in the new Edge Hill University Medical School as well as a co-leader of SustainNet.

Read what they have to say about the challenges facing the global community: https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/news/2020/10/un-day-2020-moving-a-global-vision-to-local-action/