This presentation provides a short introduction to the United Nations Agenda 2030 - the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The presentation allows the student to critically assess the difference between the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) and the SDGs. It also helps explain the role of the United Nations as a key facilitator of environmental diplomacy. This lesson that is meant for a standard 45-minute class can be used for any geography or global politics course for ages 14 and above. The learning outcomes are:
Understanding the role of the United Nations in the global environment;
Evaluating the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs);
Identifying several areas where the MDGs failed to achieve relevant change;
Identify the role of the United Nations in climate diplomacy;
Understanding how the MDGs differ from the SDGs.