Introduction to the SDGs

Audio • 10 minutes

Learning Objectives

  1. Discover what the Sustainable Development Goals are
  2. Examine why we need sustainability goals
  3. Identify the key Sustainable Development Goals

Lesson Description

"In this lesson, we introduce the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. You may have heard about various sustainability targets, but these 17 objectives are significant because they are backed by 193 countries. After listening, you will have up-to-date knowledge of the 17 goals and an understanding of how they link together. You will also be aware of the history of the Sustainable Development Goals and the issues that nations face when trying to work towards the same aims. We’ll look at a brief overview of each goal, focus on one particular goal as an example, and discuss the barriers to implementing the SDGs. "