In a world so deeply damaged, is sustainability relevant?
What power do individuals actually have to enact change?
How can communities evolve to be resilient and adaptive to the climate crisis?
These questions and more were discussed at Tuesday’s Ecoversity-hosted event, “Pints of Ideas: Youth Agency on Sustainability“, just one of the events held at the University this week as part of Sustainability Week 2022.
The Hon. Rev. Dr Lynn Arnold AO, National and State SDG Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations of Australia, was in attendance and gave an overview of where the world sits with achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by the 2030 proposed completion date. He also highlighted some sobering facts on the state of some of the river systems in Asia.
Panel members from UoA Alumni, Amelia Chaplin and Tiahni Adamson, and UN Youth members, Vasil Samardzhiev and Lou Potter, are young people who are passionate about empowering today’s youth to navigate our rapidly changing world. The panel explored sustainability as a whole, the biggest contributing factors, the difficulty young people feel in being able to make a difference and gave some suggestions on how we can all do our bit for the environment.
The event was closed by Lidia Moretti, President of the UN Association (SA division) and also a member of the National Board, who summarised the work the UN Association does on raising awareness about the SDG’s and the importance of the work our youth can do in the future.
The event was streamed on YouTube, watch it below.