A GLOBAL ATTITUDE, A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE, A GLOBAL PLEDGE TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY: AN APPROACH OF UNDERSTANDING

  • Debdas Ray Asutosh College, Kolkata, India
Keywords: 17 SDGs, 2030 Agenda, Science Platform, Global Perspective, Cultural Transformation, Stake Holders, Moral Responsibility

Abstract

It is reflected in our daily lives that people are becoming more aware about sustainability issues, in a generalised manner, without much awareness about the seventeen SDGs to be achieved by 2030. As a result, our attitude, our perspective towards sustainability issues are not reflected as concerted effort. Time has come to develop, to monitor, to inculcate, to spread, to understand the importance of a global attitude, global perspective, global pledge towards sustainability. At the very outset, this needs widescale circulation of 17 SDGs through all medias, electronic, print from the grassroot levels, covering schools and college notice boards, marketplaces, cinema halls, café, restaurants and so on through posters, handouts, billboards etc. The importance of HEIs in the implementation of SDGs has been discussed at length as per Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI). This is to be followed by small scale classroom lectures, TV shows with demonstrations and developing questionnaire on sustainability issues. The challenges of implementation of SDGs as outlined by The Borgen Project, such as Data Deprivation, Prioritization and Accountability, should also be made known to the stakeholders as far as practicable. The work done by other premier institutes like SEI, such as, Good Life Goals, SDG synergies for Agenda 2030 also deserve wider circulation through seminars and workshops. A thorough understanding of synergies and trade-offs should be carried out as well by the stakeholders. The Science Platform advocates the importance of the 2030 Agenda as a covenant for the future of Global Community. From their perspective, the primary task of the platform is to support sustainable transformation mechanism towards sustainable development pathways with a prolific cultural transformation, by exploring the synergies and trade-offs through dialogues between science and civil society about knowledge, moral responsibility, pluralistic values to drive specific transformations.

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Published
2020-01-02