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Geoscience and the Sustainable Development Goals: Strategies for Eradicating Global Poverty (public)
Conveners: Joel Gill , Solmaz Mohadjer , Sebastian G. Mutz 
Thu, 21 Apr, 13:30–15:00

In September 2015, the 'Sustainable Development Goals' (SDGs) were formally adopted by member states of the United Nations. Built on the Millennium Development Goals, the 17 SDGs aim to eradicate global poverty, end unsustainable consumption patterns and facilitate sustained and inclusive economic growth, social development and environmental protection over 15 years (2015-2030).

Achieving the SDGs by 2030 will require many communities to engage, including the geosciences. Many of the themes within the SDGs are at the heart of geoscience education, research and practice (e.g., sustainable agriculture, water and sanitation, disaster risk reduction, resilient cities, climate change). The geoscience community should be ready and equipped to take a leading role in promoting and facilitating responsible Earth stewardship, for the public good and global development.

This splinter meeting will include both short presentations and interactive discussion activities, exploring the Sustainable Development Goals and our potential contribution. We welcome delegates from all EGU divisions, all nationalities and at all career stages.