- Learn about the greatest challenges facing the provision of equitable education to combat inequality across the world.
- Discover how higher education is taking a lead in solving global challenges and driving real change through effective collaboration with business government and civil society.
- Find out how to effectively measure and understand your impact towards the SDGs.
- Find out what is needed to drive and maintain equitable health systems.
- See how cities are supporting increased wellbeing in the face of increasing population densities.
- Discover how we can realise the benefits of migration to drive grassroots change and innovation.
- Find out who is leading the development of sustainable circular economies.
- Discover the innovative policy solutions being developed to tackle these challenges.
- See how the private sector is stepping up commitments to sustainable operations and responding to grassroots movements demanding this change.
THE’s Global Sustainable Development Congress, hosted in partnership with the University of Glasgow, united higher education, governments, industry and civil society to ensure a more sustainable future.
The event delivered an immersive, multi-track agenda tackling the big issues around SDGs, with world leaders and influencers sharing their insights on the challenges faced in converting the goals into action and impact.
A tree was planted on behalf of everyone who registered for this event. Working with the Woodland Trust, over 300 native Scottish trees will be planted in the neighbouring Cochno Farm and Research Centre. Your attendance helped create tomorrow’s forests as part of a 15-hectare area of native broadleaf trees.
Watch the video highlights
Mary Robinson: ‘moonshot mentality’ needed to beat global warming
Former Irish president tells Glasgow summit universities must redouble efforts on emissions to help hit Paris targets by 2030.
Remodel degrees around SDGs, not disciplines, says Tony Chan
Interdisciplinary degrees focused on sustainability challenges would excite undergraduates more than discipline-led courses, says KAUST president.
Involve African research partners from day one, says health chief
Earlier engagement with African research partners will lead to improved outcomes and institutional relations, says global health expert Margaret Gyapong.
Education, gender and inequality
The foundation of a sustainable society is the provision of education for all, yet access to education and equal human rights is restricted.
Health, well-being and demography
As the world grapples with the Covid pandemic and an increase in extreme weather and volatile geopolitical situations, the need to ensure universal healthcare and increase well-being has never been greater.
Sustainable cities and communities
Extreme environmental events are affecting cities with alarming regularity. Coupled with rising energy costs and population growth in urban areas, cities are having to rethink the way they evolve and manage these challenges.