GEOGRAPHY AWARENESS WEEK - GEOWEEK
We are hosting a conference on the morning of Thursday the 22nd of November in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford which will bring geographers and policy makers together to discuss the goals.
The Geography Society of Ireland in conjunction with the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, the Central Statistics Office and Ordanance Survey Ireland.
This conference will focus on establishing the links between government policy on the SDGs and geographic research and work of geographers in relation to the 17 goals. It will also examine the potential for geographers and those interested in geography to contribute to the future of The Sustainable Development Goals National Implementation Plan.
This half day event will feature speakers from across government and geographers from across the country and will also provide an opportunity for attendees to provide feedback and recommendations for future government policy.
GeoWeek 2018 - 19-25th November
This year our annual GeoWeek (Geography Awareness Week) will focus on the role and potential of geography and geographers, academic and in practice, in delivering on the SDG's. We will highlight the geographic research already being done in relation to the 17 goals and the potential for geographers and those interested in geography in contributing in the future.
The Sustainable Development Goals aim to build on the Millennium Development Goals by creating a plan of action for the people, our planet and it's prosperity. There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets which have been adopted by 193 UN member states. The goals are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.
The Irish government has developed a National Implementation Plan for the achievement of the SDGs which is centred on raising awareness, ensuring participation, supporting public contributions and aligning public policy and the GSI believe that geography has an important role to play.
We are looking for stories on how your work or research is related to the SDGs and we will publish these stories on our website in the weeks leading up to GeoWeek.
We are encouraging members of the Geography Community to host events in the lead up to and during GeoWeek to demonstrate the links between Geography and the SDGs