Dr. Gabriela Fernandez and Dr. Alma Beatriz Navarro presented the recently signed SDG MOU collaboration between San Diego State University, Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California on the fight towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals along the US-Mexico border.
The San Diego State University Sustainable Development Goals Tracking Dashboard contains data on changes over time visualizing SDG indicators, the future of the SDGs amidst Covid-19, as well as calculations for trajectories until 2030. To assess and monitor the 17 Global Goals, at MOC-LLAB we will employ the SDGs City Indicator Index towards social, economic, and environmental well-being. Addressing the interconnected challenges of the SDGs requires transformative change.
The Metabolism of Cities Living Lab and the United Nations Environmental Program – Major Group for Children and Youth – Microplastics and Marine Litter Working Group organized ahead of COP26 a youth summit event of interactive meetings addressed to young people around the world. Through a partnership with Hubzine Italia, Citta Studi Campus Sostenibile, Politecnico di Milano, and #All 4 Climate Italy.
The Urban Metabolism and Minority Pulse Campaign -7 tailor-based educational toolkits were developed for underrepresented populations on the topics of climate adaptation, urban metabolism, civic engagement, sustainability, and climate change using citizen science methods.
The pandemic spread rapidly across Italy putting the region’s health system on the brink of collapse, highlighting the government’s capacity to respond to citizens. Ten dashboards provided an aggregated view of what people across Italy tweet during the pandemic by monitoring social media real-time behaviors across geographies.
This study provides data from a large-scale survey covering societal effects and perceptions during the Covid-19 pandemic across geographies. The study aims to expand public knowledge and awareness on the effects of Covid on social behaviors, policy measures/regulations, well-being, government trust, health, technology, and others.