Universal Journal of Management Vol. 6(4), pp. 117 - 126
DOI: 10.13189/ujm.2018.060402
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Towards the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico


Marco Berger Garcia 1,*, Carla Aceves Avila 2
1 University Center of Los Altos, University of Guadalajara, México
2 Sustainable University Program Director, University of Guadalajara, Mexico

ABSTRACT

The focus of this article is to examine how higher education institutions in Mexico are preparing for implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda. Specifically, we have developed a case study of the University of Guadalajara (UdG), the second largest higher education institution in Mexico, by identifying its institutional sustainability programs as preconditions toward the achievement of SDGs. For this purpose, we first analyze the evolution of UdG's sustainability programs and their preliminary results, including participation in nationwide higher education sustainable development partnerships and consortiums. We then explore how these institutional programs might harmonize with the sustainable development goals and targets. Finally, and based on the main environmental issues faced by each region of the state of Jalisco, we propose a statewide SDG preliminary agenda that links UdG's outreach and research programs with sustainable development policies of local governments.

KEYWORDS
Sustainable Development Goals, Environmental Education, Living Laboratories

Cite this paper
Marco Berger Garcia , Carla Aceves Avila . "Towards the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico." Universal Journal of Management 6.4 (2018) 117 - 126. doi: 10.13189/ujm.2018.060402.