There are a growing number of excellent resources around the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, many of which can be used in the classroom or to inspire activities within University and Business School campuses. In this new series we will regularly feature a range of different resources that can be used to engage in, and raise awareness of the 17 SDGs. If you are creating new resources or have any favourites please send them so they can be featured as well. Part 1 featured resources for Goals 1-9 and part 2 will feature resources for Goals 10 through to 17. For more Primetime posts related to the SDGs click here.
Indigenous Peoples: The Business Reference Guide to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples helps business understand, respect and support the rights of indigenous peoples by illustrating how these rights are relevant to business activities. There is also a compilation of case studies of business practices that is available as a supplement to this report.
Local Governments for Sustainability: ICLEI is the leading global network of cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future. With over 1500 members, representing over 25% of the global urban population, the communities that are part of the network are working to become sustainable, low-carbon, resilient, ecomobile, bio diverse, resource-efficient and productive, healthy and happy with a green economy and smart infrastructure.
Clearing house on Sustainable Consumption and Production: The 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production patterns is a global framework of action to enhance international cooperation to accelerate the shift towards sustainable consumption and production in both developed and developing countries. Guided by UN Environment, the framework also acts as a clearinghouse for information on how organisations are working across regions and sectors.
Caring for Climate: The UN Initiative for Business Leadership on Climate Change endeavours to help prevent a climate change crisis by mobilising a critical mass of business leaders to implement and recommend climate change solutions and policies. Companies who sign up set goals, develop and expand strategies and practices, and publicly disclose emissions. The Initiative also produces a range of additional resources including The Business Case for Responsible Corporate Adaptation.
Communities of Ocean Action: There are several communities of action including coral reefs, international law, mangroves, coastal ecosystem management, marine pollution, ocean acidification, scientific knowledge, blue economy and sustainable fisheries. Each community is producing their own resources and organising webinars and meetings globally. Stakeholders, including the private sector, are currently being invited to register voluntary commitments aiming to contribute to SDG 14 here.
The Importance of Conservation: The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) offers a range of tools organised by industrial sector, relating to biodiversity including for agriculture, apparel, cement, extractives, finance, renewable energy and tourism. This includes tools on biodiversity-based microenterprise development, conservation finance and biodiversity offsets. They also have a tool online that explores the links between conservation and all 17 Goals.
Monitoring Corruption: Transparency International, a global coalition against corruption, has produced a resource guide on Monitoring Corruption and Anti-Corruption in the Sustainable Development Goals. The guide is intended to explain the role of civil society organisations in monitoring corruption in the SDGs, as well as how to identify potential indicators and data sources for this purpose. The guide also has several country examples.
Partnerships for SDGs Online Platform: This online platform provides global engagement for multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments from all stakeholders developed to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is an interesting resources to see how different groups are working today and some projects that universities may be able to contribute to.