In September the 'Sustainable Development Goals' (also known as the Global Goals) were agreed - an ambitious set of targets, building on the Millennium Development Goals. These goals and associated work plans set out how the world will work to promote poverty eradication, change unsustainable consumption patterns and facilitate sustained and inclusive economic growth, social development and environmental protection over the next 15 years (2015-2030).
Specific goals include 'ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all' and 'make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable'.
Achieving these, and the other goals, by 2030 will require effective engagement by the geoscience community. We have a significant responsibility and exciting opportunity to work with other disciplines to promote strong stewardship of the Earth for the benefit of society and with the objective of global development.
Join us on Friday 30th October, at the Geological Society of London, to consider our role over the next 15 years and share your ideas on how we can mobilise the wider geoscience community to join this fight against global poverty.
Hearing from a range of geology and development specialists, the 3rd Geology for Global Development Annual 'Fighting Global Poverty' Conference will:
- Look back at what progress has been made through the Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015).
- Consider the aims of the 'Sustainable Development Goals' (2015-2030), their relationship to the work of geologists, and likely obstacles that may hinder their progress.
- Discuss what Geology for Global Development needs to do over the next 15 years, in parallel to these goals, to best support geoscience education, research and industry in the fight against global poverty.
We'll be finishing the event with a drinks reception and opportunity for you to meet others from around the UK (and beyond) that have a similar interest in international development.
(This event is primarily aimed at students and early-career geoscientists, but limited tickets are available to others).
Further details, including programme and speakersare available on our website:
A PDF of the timetable can also be downloaded:
- Registration opens at 9.45am, with the conference expecting to start promptly at 10.15am. Please try not to arrive before 9.45am as the team will be busy setting up.
- Formal talks/discussion will end at 5.30pm at the latest, followed by informal drinks/networking.
- Refunds (minus eventbrite/paypal administration costs) can be given up to one month before the conference. After this, if you are no longer able to make the event, please do let us know so that we can make your space available to others.
- It is not necessary to bring a paper copy of the ticket on the day. A list of names and affiliations will be held by the GfGD team.
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Geology for Global Development
Geology for Global Development (GfGD) is a not-for-profit organisation, established to mobilise and equip the geology community to support sustainable development, through the prevention and relief of poverty. Registered Charity Number: 1165663.