Our Future through the SDGs

Event Image | Our Future through the Sustainable Developement Goals, Friday 19th March, 4:30 PM (EET)

The interdisciplinary online event “Our Future through the Sustainable Development Goals” brings together international professors and experts and young people from different academic backgrounds to explore and discuss how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) contribute to the future of the world and how they can be achieved through the various scientific fields. 

The event comes as a culmination of a two-month social media campaign raising awareness on the SDGs and sustainable development.

The event is going to take place on Friday 19th, March 2021 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EET). 

It consists of seven 15-minute-talks followed by a roundtable discussion to further highlight the holistic approach needed to implement the Sustainable Development Goals.

The speakers are in alphabetical order:

Sam LONI, Program Director, Global Schools, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

Eden MAMUT, Professor of Engineering Thermodynamics, Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania; Secretary General of Black Sea Universities Network

Karin MARKIDES, President of the American University of Armenia; Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Uppsala University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Sweden

Andjelka MIHAJLOV, former Professor of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Technical, University of Novi Sad, Serbia; Environmental Ambassador

Jeffrey SACHS, President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network; Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University 

Emmanouil SMYRNAKIS, Associate Professor of Primary Health Care and Medical Education, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Nicolaos THEODOSSIOU, Professor of Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; Chair of SDSN Black Sea

Evangelia SAVVIDOU, Coordinator of SDSN Youth Black Sea, is the hostess of the event. 

Below you can find the agenda of the event.

16:30 – 16:50 | Welcome 
16:50 – 17:00 | Introduction to the SDGs and the ‘Six Transformations’
Prof. Nicolaos Theodossiou
17:00 – 17:15 | Sustainable Cities and Communities
Prof. Karin Markides
17:15 – 17:30 | Education, Environment, Gender and Inequality
Prof. Andjelka Mihajlov
17:30 – 17:45 | Health, Well-being and Demography
Prof. Emmanouil Smyrnakis
17:45 – 18:00 | Energy Decarbonization and Sustainable Industry
Prof. Eden Mamut
18:00 – 18:15 | SDSNs and the implementation of the SDGs
Prof. Jeffrey Sachs
18:15 – 18:30 | The role of young people in promoting sustainable development
Mr. Sam Loni
18:30 – 19:00 | Panel Discussion
19:00 – 19:05 | Final Remarks & Closing

The event is taking place via the Zoom platform.
To attend the event, please register by clicking the following button. 

We are planning on recording the event.

The event is funded by the Research Committee of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), hosting institution of SDSN Black Sea and SDSN Youth Black Sea, and is organized under the auspices of the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, AUTh.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at: blacksea[at]sdsnyouth.org