Tuesday, March 16th
11.20 am - 1.00 pm
Organic farming as a model for implementing SDGs
A steadily growing world population confronts agriculture with the great challenge of producing enough food, managing dwindling resources and not endangering our ecosystem through its own management. It must not exceed our planetary limits. Although it has been possible to raise the level of production to an unprecedented level in recent years through advances in breeding and new technologies, this has had serious impacts on our ecosystem and is therefore not sustainable. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, agriculture must undergo a transformation that takes a holistic approach. Organic agriculture has the potential to master the balancing act between optimal food supply and the preservation of our environment. By creating dignified living conditions for humans and animals, it also contributes to social justice. Through its four pillars of "health, ecology, justice and care", IFOAM considers organic farming to be a pathway to achieving the SDGs in our society. This also implies a change in lifestyle, especially for consumers in the Global North.
In this workshop, we would like to shed light on how the organic agricultural sector (whether officially certified or not) impacts the SDGs. We will base our information on the experiences of experts from development cooperation as well as on hard facts and data (from the Biofach 2021 congress on organic products).
Executive Director IFOAM - Organics
Advisor for Agriculture and Food in the Department of Politics and Global Future Issues, MISEREOR
Part I: Wednesday, March 17th
1.15 - 3.15 pm
Part II: Thursday, March 18th
12.30 - 2.00pm
Development of a grid and validation of SDG regions
How can we localise SDGs and measure sustainable rural development in relation to the UN Framework?
In an interactive workshop, we will explore the SDGs and identify relevant areas for rural development. After a short introduction to the characteristics and contents of the SDGs, participants will actively discuss the global goals and derive indicators for rural development. The aim of the workshop is to develop a first outline of a common assessment grid. This will support rural areas worldwide to measure and manage the achievement of relevant SDGs.
Modeller & Policy Analyst Millennium Institut
Thursday, March 18th
12.30 - 2.00 Uhr pm (parallel with Part II, Workshop 2)
With SDG 4, the international community calls for ensuring "quality education" for all people. This workshop will focus in particular on SDG 4.7, which states that "all learners shall acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to promote sustainable development, including through education for sustainable development and (...)global citizenship". What is the concrete contribution of education to shaping transformative processes, how can learners be motivated and empowered for these processes? How can Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Learning be put into practice? What approaches and actors are there? What are the starting points?
After a short introduction to the central dimensions and objectives of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Learning, we will use examples from educational practice to shed light on how the current regional and international framework conditions look in the context of implementation and who the actors involved are. Against this background, representatives of Heilbronn University will present the implementation of holistic sustainability aspects at Heilbronn University and Schwäbisch Hall University, including sustainable study programmes and projects.
Together we will discuss the opportunities and challenges of SDG 4.7 at regional level and identify the relevant actors.
One World Expert Promoter for Global Learning and Education for Sustainable Development, EPiZ Reutlingen.
Prof. Dr. Daniela Ludin
Sustainability Officer, Dean of Studies Sustainable Procurement Management
Prof. Dr. Wanja Wellbrock
Sustainable Procurement Studies