Sustainable Development

The ‘Sustainable Development’ course will be developed for Year 9 and 10 students (Curriculum levels 4-5).

Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a framework students will discover what sustainable development is and how it can be achieved.

Draft outline of the modules:

  • What does sustainable development mean?
  • Background of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals
  • Outline of the 17 Goals
2Fundamental needs
  • No poverty: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Zero hunger: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Good health and well-being: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Quality education: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Sustainable cities and communities: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Clean water and sanitation: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
5Climate and energy
  • Affordable and clean energy: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Climate action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Life below water: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  • Life above land: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
7Consumption and Production
  • Responsible consumption and production: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Decent work and economic growth: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Industry, innovation and infrastructure: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Peace, justice and strong institutions: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Reduced inequalities: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Gender equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
10Responsibility and Partnerships
  • Partnerships for the goals: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
  • How can we help implement the goals in our community
  • Summary: What are the key things we have discovered?