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UMSLLS Sustainability Webinar Series 1: Universities & SDGs Post COVID-19 (Prof. Dr. Sumiani Yusoff)

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cover a wide range of complex social, economic, and environmental challenges and addressing them will require transformations in how societies and economies function and how we interact with our planet. Education, research, innovation and leadership will be essential elements in uplifting our society to address these challenges. Universities, with their nucleus role around the creation and dissemination of knowledge and their unique position within society, have a critical role to play in the achievement of the SDGs. Engaging with the SDGs will also greatly benefit universities by helping them demonstrate university impact and eventually define a university that is responsible and globally aware. The COVID-19 pandemic has put us all in limited mobility and activities. The world has been introduced with the new normal which should be embraced diligently by all walks of life which affect all the three pillars of sustainable development: societal well-being, economic growth, and environmental sustainability. While we adapt with the new normal, what would be the key role of universities in promoting innovative solutions to address these arduous adversities? Does university have the capacity to pave the way towards SDGs? This webinar offers an explorative know-how on the role of university to be resilient, sustainable, and proactive to embrace a new paradigm of a transformed world from the experience of Universiti Malaya. Copyright © 2020 UM Sustainaibility & Living Labs Secretariat (UMSLLS), Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

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Ecology:   |  biodiversity  |  habitat  |  niche  |  niche construction  |  biome  |  biosphere  |  individual ecology  |  population ecology  |  ecosystem  |  keystone species
Pollution:   |  air pollution  |  light pollution  |  littering  |  noise  |  radioactive  |  water pollution
Sustainability:   |  social  |  economic  |  environment  |  organizations  |  sustainable development  |  sustainable life
Environment:   |  environmental education  |  recycling  |  environmental health  |  conservation  |  animals  |  forests  |  ecosystems  |  clean energy
Climate-change:   |  atmosphere  |  cfcs  |  greenhouse gases  |  NASA  |  glaciers  |  carbon emission  |  solar output