The Monash Sustainable Development Summit: From Idea to Inception and Back Again

The Monash Sustainable Development Summit: From Idea to Inception and Back Again

It’s well known that young people are paramount to driving change - in fact, this is the very reason for the SDSN Youth’s existence and the same reason that I’m writing this post. Because of that, I’m not going to bombard anyone with stats or emotive language about the importance of youth leadership. If you’re reading this, you already know that - probably even better than I do.

Vatican Youth Symposium 2017

Vatican Youth Symposium 2017

The Vatican Youth Symposium served as a forum for intellectual and innovative discussion, on universal inequality, and the critical shift that is not only required but one that must be pragmatically driven by young people. Rather than mere symbolism and idealistic commentary, challenges within local contexts were considered, solutions were posed and action commenced.

The Millennial Way to Sustainable Development Goals

The Millennial Way to Sustainable Development Goals

It's important to note that sustainable development is an urgent issue because current development that meets the needs of the present should not compromise the ability of the future generations to meet their own needs.

My story with Sustainable Development

My story with Sustainable Development

I didn’t know what sustainable development was. This course was based on world problems, and I finished that course in 6 weeks. It really impressed me. I felt like I was supposed to do something, anything! I wrote an e-mail to Jeffrey Sachs. I told him the whole story.

Mr. Sachs answered me.

New Zealand’s Position in the SDG Index

New Zealand’s Position in the SDG Index

According to the data, New Zealand scored lowly in ‘Zero Hunger’ because of the prevalence rate of obesity, and the poor management of nitrogen. In ‘Climate Action’, it is because of the level of CO2 emissions per capita, and the rate of effective carbon from all other non-road energy.