Upcoming Seminar: Development, Policy, and Research

Join King’s Water, Environmental Dynamics, and the Department of Geography for a seminar exploring the relationships between sustainability, international development, global policy, and research.

Will implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) make use of the available science and social science?

Discussion will be led by Dr Mark Mulligan and Visiting Professor Stephen Lintner.

The event will be Wednesday 3 February 2016 from 4:30pm in the Pyramid Room, followed by a wine reception and pub trip.


In this joint Human Geography and Environmental Dynamics seminar, Dr
Lintner will review challenges faced during implementation of the
Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and explore the political, policy and operational context of the SDGs. He will examine the scope and aspirations of the SDGs and the
potential issues that may be encountered in their realization.

Dr Mulligan will examine demand for SDG metrics and the ‘big data’ challenge in building accessible, reliable and meaningful SDG reporting metrics. He will examine the uncertainties around the datasets available for understanding sustainable development, from both a social and environmental perspective, at the local, national and global scales and some ways forward that might help countries better evaluate any progress being made.