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The End of Poverty

Tuesday June 8th 2021 | 20:00 – 21:30 | Zoom |

In 2015 all UN member states adopted the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. At its heart are the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), ambitious targets that should pave the way to a better world by 2030. The first, and arguable most important, of these goals is to end poverty in all its forms. Currently poverty reduction is declining and the Covid pandemic has only put us further off track. To date 700 million people are living in extreme poverty, the majority in sub-Saharan Africa.Furthermore the poverty rate is three times higher in rural areas than urban environments. This poverty can impede the access to healthcare, education and clean drinking water. How can we reverse this trend, end poverty and the associated substandard living? What are effective methods to increase job security or provide economic assistance?

Join us on the 8th of June when the SIB will discuss these questions together with Frank Biermann. Frank Biermann is a research professor at the University of Utrecht in Global Sustainability governance. Currently he directs a 2.5 million research programme on the steering effects of sustainable development goals. This year he received the 2021 International Studies Association’s (ISA) Distinguished Scholar Award in Environmental Studies.

This Talk will take place via Zoom, so make sure to sign up beforehand! You can sign up with the following link until June 8th 14:00: https://forms.gle/43YSKNmwqBZssFis8