United Nations SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production

Course

Self-paced e-learning

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Offered by

Ubiquity University

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Length
1 Week
Effort
3 hours/week
Level
Introductory
Language
English
Region
World
Venue
online
Certificate
No
Price
free (unsdglearn coupon provided)

Course summary

This nanocourse will give you an understanding of the “materials economy” and you will have the opportunity to observe how a common value chain is analyzed. You will also be introduced to the five big Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Refuse, Rot and Recycle.

About this course

This nanocourse will give you an understanding of the “materials economy” and you will have the opportunity to observe how a common value chain is analyzed. You will also be introduced to the five big Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Refuse, Rot and Recycle. These will help you identify strategies and best practices for more sustainable consumption.

Faculty:

Larissa Demel is the current director of Youth Engagement for the Special Olympics Latin America, where she oversees youth innovation projects for inclusion and accessibility for people with disability. Larissa was also a speaker at HABITAT III, the bi-decennial United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, where she launched Urban Action, a youth initiative in collaboration with UN Habitat and AIESEC that set out to implement over 150 youth projects related to New Urban Agenda and SDGs within the first year of New Urban Agenda adoption. She has published papers on social innovation through youth action on the SDGs which is being used by over 50,000 young people in 126 countries and created a SDG social project framework for young people and has created the SDG 11 content on to the Young Person’s Guide to Saving the World.

Target audience

Our courses are appropriate for individuals with undergraduate-level education who are interested in a quick, high-level overview of each SDG and include opportunities for learning about the SDG, reflecting on their personal beliefs and values around the SDG in question, and ways to take immediate action on working towards solving them.

Learning objectives

By the end of this nanocourse you should be able to:

  1. Understand SDG 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production in the wider global context
  2. Self-reflect on your values and attitudes about the production, use and disposal of products
  3. Develop a simple plan of action to begin to create change in your local community