Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, the world came together in New York to adopt the 2030 Agenda, which seeks to end extreme poverty, inequality, and combat climate change by 2030.  Here, ACGC will provide resources to help you both understand the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) so you can take action in your community.  To learn more, visit the UN Sustainable Development Goals website, as well as the popular Global Goals campaign website.

Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet, and prosperity.  It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom.  We recognize that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimension, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.

Read the full text. 

Atlas of the Sustainable Development Goals:  The World Bank

The Atlas is built around World Development Indicators 2017  — the World Bank’s compilation of statistics from over 200 economies about global development and the quality of people’s lives. For each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, selected indicators have been identified and visualized to analyze trends and challenges, and to stimulate discussion on measurement issues. You can browse the Atlas online here, or download it as a PDF. It is accompanied by interactive dashboards of SDG data and all the underlying data is available in the World Development Indicators database.

Courses on the SDGs

Trainer’s guide for Localizing the SDGs. Learning Module 1

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The Trainer’s guide for Localizing the SDGs is intended to provide information on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to local and regional governments, and their organizations or networks, and equip them with a series of strategies, skills and knowledge to localize them. This material (available in English and shortly to be released in Spanish) is being used in the framework of several learning sessions, which encourage participatory and group work and are promoting the exchange of ideas and experiences among local and regional governments, and other local stakeholders. If you are interested in participating or organizing a training session, please do not hesitate to contact:

The Power to Decide:  The Role of Women in Creating a Sustainable Future

ACGC was pleased to have Dr. Alaa Murabit give our keynote address at ACGC’s Annual Conference in Edmonton in September 2016.  Hailing from Saskatchewan, Dr. Murabit is a medical doctor, a UN High-Level Commissioner on Health, Employment & Economic Growth, and one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals Advocates.

Listen to a podcast of her presentation.

Educational and Classroom Materials

Sustainable Development Goals Wheel!

ACGC has an ‘SDG Wheel’ and SDG placards to help educate audiences about the SDGs in a fun manner!  Contact ACGC at if yo u would like to borrow this for an event, of if you’d like ACGC to set up a display at your event!

Transforming our schools, our province, our world: Poster

Alberta teachers can download a poster about the SDGs for classrooms, made by ACGC and the Alberta Teachers’ Association.  Transforming Our Schools, Our Province, Our World / Transformons Nos Ecoles, Notre Province, Notre Monde

World’s Largest Lesson

Be sure to check out The Worlds Largest Lesson for videos, lessons, comics, and more, all related to the SDGs!  





UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development Goals: Learning Objectives

The publication intends to guide readers on how to use education, and in particular ESD, in achieving the SDGs. It identifies learning objectives, suggests topics and learning activities for each SDG, and describes implementation on different levels from course design to national strategies. The document aims to support policy-makers, curriculum developers and educators in designing strategies, curricula and courses to promote learning for the SDGs.

Download the publication