Sustainability Science Guidelines for Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

When, local time: 
Friday, 13 October 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Christine A. Iskandar (

This event, co-hosted by UNESCO and Japan/MEXT, aims to broaden the main output of the Project, which is a set of Guidelines on Sustainability Science in Research and Education.

The project on “Broadening the Application of the Sustainability Science Approach” was initiated in October 2015 by UNESCO, through its Natural Sciences and Social and Human Sciences Sectors, together with the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Japan/MEXT).

The overall objective of the project is to foster dialogue and disseminate concrete policy messages that will help UNESCO Member States introduce a sustainability science approach in response to global challenges.

A set of guidelines on sustainability science in research and education developed, from definition to application, is presented for consideration by UNESCO Member States.

The keynote addresses of the project stakeholders will be followed by a reception.

A first symposium, on 5 - 6 April 2016 in Paris, brought together key experts in sustainability science and representatives of Member States. A follow-up symposium, from 19 to 21 December 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, identified regional needs. The third symposium presented the set of guidelines on sustainability science to the representatives of Member States, on 31 May - 1 June last in Paris.