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LSBU Sustainability Research Group with the London RCE to host panel discussion | SDGs: from Global to Local

Posted on: June 7, 2018


London South Bank University’s Sustainability Research Group of the Centre for Social Justice and Global Responsibility in association with the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) will host a panel discussion on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the university (Room DC12/13 in the Clarence Centre) on Thursday 28 June 2018 from 5 to 6.30pm.


This event is free to attend but prior booking is required. EventBrite page:


Titled ‘The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): from Global to Local’, this insightful discussion on the role of the SDGS in supporting and promoting a more sustainable world feature three distinguished speakers:


Hilary Macleod (Environmental educator and consultant from Queensland, Australia): Has worked with a number of key global agencies including UNESCO.


Dr Katherine Eames (Senior Sustainability Project Officer at the Greater London Authority): Currently co-ordinates the pan-London Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition, which supports London’s students to come up with innovative solutions for London to reduce carbon emissions.


Dr Paul Vare (Senior Lecturer, Research Development, School of Education, University of Gloucestershire): Has extensive international experience in the field of sustainability and his research and teaching specialism is the area of education and sustainable development.


The discussion will be followed by a reception for networking.


Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


The 17 SDGs that the 193 member states of the UN signed up to in 2015 are ambitious in scope and, when taken together, they represent a real opportunity to develop a global strategy for localities to fight poverty and global inequality, and to tackle climate change and protect the environment.


LSBU Sustainability Research Group


Launched in November 2017 and hosted by LSBU School of Law and Social Sciences, the Sustainability Research Group on Policy, Practice and Pedagogy aims to achieve sustainability through research, education and action.


The group will develop and promote research and action on sustainability as a new and emerging interdisciplinary area, drawing from the social sciences as well as other disciplinary landscapes in order to address the complex, real-world wicked problems of today, such as climate change,  global inequality, forced migration, biodiversity loss, social and environmental justice.


Framed within the context of UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UNESCO’s Global Action Plan (GAP), the group’s work will be linked to the Centre for Social Justice and Global Responsibility at LSBU’s School of Law and Social Sciences.


Building on the work of the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), which is hosted at LSBU, the group will also link with the wider global RCE network of the UN University and UNESCO networks.


London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)


In June 2009, London became the first capital city in Europe to become an RCE. Hosted at LSBU, the London Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) is a learning community of practice and offers expertise on a range of ESD approaches developed by the London RCE partners and stakeholders for the benefit of Londoners and other places that experience the particular challenges that living in a global city brings. Particular issues include inequality of housing, air quality, employment and green space.


Note: Logos in the graphic are from respective websites.




EventBrite page:


LSBU Centre for Social Justice and Global Responsibility


London RCE (Regional Centre of Expertise) on ESD (Education for Sustainable Development)


UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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Professor Ros Wade Lynn Vickery


RCE London, London South Bank University (LSBU), 103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA

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