Youth leading sustainability

How can young people become partners for the implementation of the SDGs and lead the world in a more sustainable manner than previous generations?

Question asked on 09/22/20 @ 10:02am

It's my opinion that make young people partners for the implementation of the SDGs, there should be a deliberate effort. The effort should come in form of education, mentorship and support. What this entails is that young people need to educated on the SDGs and the benefits of their implentation. When they understand this, mentorship to run with these goals need to be provided; and afterwards, they need to be supported to express themselves, generate ideas and implement projects that are in pursuant of the SDGs just like shareyourself is doing. - Ebube Madueke June 6, 2021 1
It's my opinion that to make young people partners for the implementation of the SDGs, there should be a deliberate effort. The effort should come in form of education, mentorship and support. What this entails is that young people need to be educated on the SDGs and the benefits of their implentation. When they understand this, mentorship to run with these goals need to be provided; and afterwards, they need to be supported to express themselves, generate ideas and implement projects that are in pursuant of the SDGs just like shareyourself is doing. - Ebube Madueke June 6, 2021
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By providing incentives.

Behavioral science, led by the research of Kahneman & Tversky, Thaler, and others, can play a big role in bringing people onboard. It isn't a one-size-fits-all approach; things need to be tailored accordingly.

Something that might work in Western Europe might not work in South Asia, and vice-versa. The culture and the mindset has to be accounted for, so do a lot of other important factors. Dani Rodrik's paper on self-discovery might be relevant here. Acemoglu and Robinson also talk about the need for suitable institutions to create a conducive environment for economic growth. They might have the answer to your question.
Response posted on 10/30/20 @ 11:58am
 
For Young people to become partners for the implementation of the SDGs and lead the world more sustainably, Young people at every stage of their education should be informed about the dangers of  environmental degradation, overuse of fossil energies and the prospects of renewable energy. To achieve this, educators should include environment and energy-related topics in the  curricula. Therefore, all hands must be on deck for a holistic  education and climate-change  curriculum so that today’s youth are not only climate-change literate  but are equipped with  the tools to  act.
Response posted on 11/14/20 @ 5:34pm
 
Adoption of educational outreach programs to sensitize the youths on the goals, objectives and tasks ahead. 
Response posted on 03/04/21 @ 5:34am
 
Thank you  @Ojonugwa and @Monday, you contributions too are appreciated.
Response posted on 05/11/21 @ 6:12pm
 
It's my opinion that to make young people partners for the implementation of the SDGs, there should be a deliberate effort. The effort should come in form of education, mentorship and support. What this entails is that young people need to be educated on the SDGs and the benefits of their implentation. When they understand this, mentorship to run with these goals need to be provided; and afterwards, they need to be supported to express themselves, generate ideas and implement projects that are in pursuant of the SDGs just like shareyourself is doing.
Response posted on 06/06/21 @ 3:27am
 
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