IISD Sustainability Certificate Series
As we seek to tackle a triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution, we need to engage young leaders in how we respond to these challenges. The IISD Next project works to link ongoing research and engagement on sustainable development with the people who will soon be tomorrow’s policy-makers and policy influencers, and who will also be the ones feeling the impact of today’s decisions.
As part of this work, IISD is launching a new online workshop series for university students around the world. This four-part series, available free of charge, will focus primarily on:
- How to engage effectively with the policy process, from the local level to the international level.
- The history, rationale, and current state-of-play of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (presented over two sessions).
- The importance of transitioning to more sustainable modes of consumption and production, including what hot-button issues like eco-labelling and the circular economy mean in practice.
Students who attend all four workshops will receive a certificate of participation. The workshop is open to current university students and those who have recently graduated. Students should register by September 25, 2022, if they wish to complete the entire series. Workshops will be delivered online and each session will be one hour long.
To schedule a workshop for your region or to learn more about our program, please contact our Youth Engagement Coordinator, Emily Kroft, at [email protected].
Current Schedule of Workshops for the 2022–2023 Academic Year*
|Ontario (Canada)||British Columbia (Canada)||Manitoba (Canada)||Quebec (Canada)||Saskatchewan (Canada)|
|Policy Engagement||September 28, 2022, at 4 p.m.||September 28, 2022, at 4 p.m.||September 29, 2022, at 6 p.m.||October 4, 2022, at 4 p.m.||October 4, 2022, at 6 p.m.|
|Sustainable Development Goals (Part 1/2)||October 26, 2022, at 4 p.m.||October 27, 2022, at 4 p.m.||November 2, 2022, at 6 p.m.||November 3, 2022, at 5 p.m.||October 25, 2022, at 6 p.m.|
|Sustainable Development Goals (Part 2/2)||January 25, 2023, at 4 p.m.||January 23, 2023, at 4 p.m.||January 24, 2023, at 6 p.m.||January 26, 2023, at 5 p.m.||January 17, 2023, at 6 p.m.|
|Green Economies||March 8, 2023, at 4 p.m.||March 6, 2023, at 4 p.m.||March 7, 2023, at 6 p.m.||March 6, 2023, at 4 p.m.||March 14, 2023, at 6 p.m.|
|United Kingdom||Switzerland||Africa (times given in EAT)||Asia (times given in IST)||South America (times given in GMT-4)|
|Policy Engagement||October 17, 2022, at 2 p.m.||October 11, 2022, at 5 p.m.||October 28, 2022, at 6 p.m.||October 19, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.||November 7, 2022, at 4 p.m.|
|Sustainable Development Goals (Part 1/2)||November 2, 2022, at 2 p.m.||November 23, 2022, at 5 p.m.||November 15, 2022, at 6 p.m.||November 22, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.||December 6, 2022, at 4 p.m.|
|Sustainable Development Goals (Part 2/2)||January 18, 2023, at 2 p.m.||February 28, 2023, at 5 p.m.||January 19, 2023, at 6 p.m.||January 26, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.||February 15, 2023, at 4 p.m.|
|Green Economies||March 3, 2023, at 2 p.m.||April 12, 2023, at 5 p.m.||February 21, 2023, at 6 p.m.||March 7, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.||March 16, 2023, at 4 p.m.|
*Please note that all times are local unless otherwise indicated. Workshops in other locations may be added upon request by interested students/universities.
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