Disruption in the electricity access space is inevitable. The future electricity service delivery systems will not be constrained by the debates of early years - centralized or decentralized systems, and coal-based power or renewable energy based generation.
No two SDG advocates in the world will have the same outlook or perspective, yet our differences and unique platforms provide today’s youth an uncommon opportunity to learn from one another, partner with youth in different regions, disciplines, and fields, and energize their peers to create and shape their own cohort of stewards for change and action.
I recall one of the quotes mentioned by, Professor George Kim from Handong Global University (South Korea) being, “Look at the world the way it should be and not the way it is”. He elaborated this point by encouraging the audience to put their ideas into action so as to be able to achieve their dreams of making the world a better place despite the fact that it is challenging. He went further to enlighten the participants with a simple yet intriguing message,“Entrepreneurship is a mindset”
I never had confidence and strength in me, before taking this particular role. The SDSN Youth Initiative gave me the strength and power to see the world and beyond - I never thought I can do what I am doing right now.
There is only one way that 10 billion people can coexist with the planet Earth: Sustainability. As the current liberal world order faces challenges, I believe that sustainability will have to be the new world order.
Two events were canceled abruptly as kidnappings were rampant during the Yuletide in the Niger Delta area.. My goal was to simply bring the community together.. show clearly that peace is a better way to live than violence.
“The experience of Banjarmasin shows that the local government is already one step ahead and has succeeded in banning plastic bags. The plastic bag reduction is also measurable and can contribute directly to Indonesia’s target of reducing marine plastic waste by 70%. What else are we waiting for?”, says Tiza.
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.
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.
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.