Question Description

Help me study for my Engineering class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.

On your own time, critically review the following videos and web sites:

Introduction to SDGs

  • The Sustainable Development Goals – Action Towards 2030
    •  (5.52 mins)
  • Emma Watson introduces The World’s Largest Lesson 2016 #2 – The Global Goal
    •  (5.28 mins)
  • SDG Website

Role of engineers with SDGs

  • Why are the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals so important?
    •  (1.55 mins)
  • Engineers: Leaders in Sustainable Infrastructure Development
    •  (2.45 mins)
  • Creating Sustainable Communities – Part I ASCE
    • Discussion on the role engineers play in the Partnership for Sustainable Communities  (7.21 mins)

Your assignment will be 1-2 pages

  1. In ≤ 5 sentences, a) explain what the Sustainable Development Goals are and b) your role as an engineer in achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs)
  2. Make a table
    1. In the first column list 5 sustainable development goals you believe as a civil/environmental engineer you can contribute to (list the Goal Number and Title of the SDG (e.g., SDG #5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls).
    2. In the second column, list 2 specific targets associated with each of the five SDGs you identified that a civil/environmental engineer you can contribute to (e.g., Target 5.5: Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life).

One of the five SDGs you select should be SDG 11 (Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable).

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  2. Learn your role as an engineer in achieving sustainable development and the SDGs.
  3. Identify a minimum of five SDGs and several associated Targets that specifically relate to activities of civil and/or environmental engineering.

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