📺 RECORDING | A Make-or-Break Moment: Sustainable Development Goals after COVID-19

In Conversation with Kirsten Brosbøl. Originally presented on May 20th, 2021.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a significant setback for all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) created by the United Nations to "achieve a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030."

How can we use this make-or-break moment to revitalise the 2030 Agenda and emerge from the crisis stronger and more resilient?

Kirsten Brosbøl, Founder & CEO of 2030beyond and former Member of Parliament and Minister of Environment of Denmark, in conversation with Christian Vanizette, Co-Founder of makesense.org:

  • How far have we come since the creation of the SDGs in 2015?
  • How has the COVID-19 crisis affected the 2030 Agenda and what can we learn from it?
  • Why don’t 50% of people trust their governments, and how can political leaders do better?
  • What is the role of civic engagement in SDG implementation?

About the re_action for climate programme 🌍

What is re_action for climate programme?

re_action for climate is a 6-week full time experience where scholars will learn how to mobilize communities, utilize their leadership skills and build concrete actions within their communities to fight climate change. The programme will run remotely from June 28th to August 6th. Selected scholars can expect to apply and develop their skills in Leadership, Community Mobilizing, Project Management, and Climate Action.

**Please note that in order to be eligible for the programme you must be an active Laidlaw scholar looking to participate in a Leadership-in-Action project.

Are you interested in applying? Do you want to know more? 

We’ll be holding a Q&A webinar on Thursday, May 27th at 11 AM EST / 4 PM BST for scholars interested in applying and learning more about the re_action for climate programme. The makesense team will go over all of the programme's details and answer all your questions about the experience and application process. RSVP on this form to receive the Zoom link: bit.ly/re_action-webinar 

If you can’t attend but would like to know more about the programme, please reach out to elizabeth@makesense.org. We look forward to seeing you soon!


About Kirsten's Parliamentarians for the Global Goals (PfGG) Leadership-in-Action programme ⚡️

PfGG stands at the crossroads of the Climate, Social, and Economic crises, and of the Democracy crisis. Its main purpose and mission is to accelerate action by Members of Parliaments for SDG implementation. We therefore work with Parliamentarians from around the world, to support their work and create a concrete positive impact.

We are looking for ambitious scholars, who want to manage a project from start to completion in an international, political environment. We don’t need you to have any previous knowledge or experience in a political organisation, we only ask that you are able to work in an organised way and have an interest for the SDGs - we fully trust that Laidlaw Scholars will do just fine learning on the job!

There are 2 projects on which we will onboard scholars. Depending on either your background or your interest, you are welcome to join one or the other.

👉Learn more about the programme.

Interested? Get in touch with Kirsten at kb@2030beyond.org

Nikol Chen (she/her)

Digital Content Manager, Laidlaw Foundation

Hello! My name is Nikol and I look after the Laidlaw Scholars Network.

I am originally from Kazakhstan and I studied Human Sciences at UCL. My final research explored the potential effects of design on patient wellbeing in hospitals, and I also took modules such as Ethnographic Documentary Filmmaking, Anthropology of the Built Environment, Art in the Public Sphere, and other less interesting-sounding things :)

Drop me a line if you have any questions about the site, or if you'd just like to chat! I am always down to meet interesting people, so let's get [virtual] coffee ☕️

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This was a completely fascinating and inspiring conversation. Definitely worth a listen if you missed the live event.