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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Together with libraries around the globe, we would like to highlight the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of United Nations (UN), which are the global goals to advocate "a better and more sustainable future for all".

The Library has been working on some of these goals, including (4) Quality Education - providing access to information and research, and (11) Sustainable Cities & Communities - documentation and preservation of cultural heritage, and we are trying to undertake more.

We believe that the Library is more than a place with books. With all our endeavour, we can build a better future for ourselves and beyond. 

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【Airiti 學者專訪】王永慈談SDG 1消除貧窮:它是基本生活安全議題,與人類生存有最直接的關係!

你們覺得人為什麼會貧窮?根據2019年中研院社會變遷調查結果顯示,認為不願工作而導致貧窮的有82.3%,認為隨意用錢的則有78%。但根據我們在實務現場的狀況,卻和研究呈現十分諷刺的差異… 從MDGs到SDGs,聯合國都將消除貧窮列入,正反映了它是基本生活安全的議題,與人的生存有直接的關係。SDGs雖有一個目標叫做消除貧窮,而我認為SDGs 17個目標中,其實有11項是與貧窮有關係的!


【Airiti 學者專訪】葉欣誠:永續發展是人類的永續,不是地球的!



IFLA SDG Stories from Asia and Oceania

This booklet aims to showcase how libraries of the Asia and Oceania region are supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). An SDG story is a narrative about an activity, project or programme implemented by libraries and their partners, which is addressing community needs, and making a significant impact on community life at local, national or regional level. The IFLA Asia and Oceania Section Standing Committee collated this collection of SDG stories from libraries in the Asia and Oceania region. The collection is the result of a call made to members, to share SDG stories from their respective countries for inclusion in the booklet. The stories are organised according to the six sub regions of Asia and Oceania: West Asia, Central Asia, South Asia, South East Asia, North East Asia and Oceania.

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SDGs Reading List




Zero Hunger   

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Title: Famine: A Short History 

Author: Cormac Ó Gráda       

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Introduction: Famine remains one of the worst calamities that can befall a society. Mass starvation--whether it is inflicted by drought or engineered by misguided or genocidal economic policies--devastates families, weakens the social fabric, and undermines political stability. Cormac Ó Gráda, the acclaimed author who chronicled the tragic Irish famine in books like Black ’47 and Beyond, here traces the complete history of famine from the earliest records to today. (Source)




Good Health and Well-being


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Title: A Wellness Way of Life           

Author:  Gwen Robbins, Debbie Powers, Sharon Burgess       

Publisher:  McGraw-Hill Education          

Introduction: Based on solid research, A Wellness Way of Life makes sense of the array of the confusing and sometimes contradictory health information that bombards us every day. By minimizing technical jargon and presenting health topics and issues in a clear and accessible way, A Wellness Way of Life provides accurate, up-to-date information about exercise, nutrition, stress, heart disease, weight management, and much more to empower students to make smart health decisions in order to enjoy a lifetime of wellness. (Source)   




Quality Education


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Title: Lifelong Learning for Tourism: Concepts, Policy and Implementation

Author: Violet V. Cuffy, David Airey and Georgios C. Papageorgiou

Publisher: Routledge

Introduction: Lifelong Learning for Tourism: Concepts, Policy and Implementation outlines lifelong learning for tourism from multiple perspectives and includes cases from a variety of contexts. From a global perspective, lifelong learning is conceived not only as a vocational theme of adult education but is also understood as learning during lifetime without distinction of origin or purpose. This holistic view, as well as the balance between theory and case studies, makes Lifelong Learning for Tourism: Concepts, Policy and Implementation optimal for both academics and tourism professionals. (Source)




Gender Equality

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Title: The Subject of Liberty: Toward a Feminist Theory of Freedom

Author:  Nancy J. Hirschmann 

Publisher:  Princeton University Press


This book reconsiders the dominant Western understandings of freedom through the lens of women’s real-life experiences of domestic violence, welfare, and Islamic veiling. Nancy Hirschmann argues that the typical approach to freedom found in political philosophy severely reduces the concept’s complexity, which is more fully revealed by taking such practical issues into account. (Source)




Clean Water and Sanitation


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Title: Tourism and Water

Author: Stefan Gössling, C. Michael Hall, Daniel Scott        

Publisher: Channel View Publications

Introduction: This book provides a systematic and comprehensive guide to the current state of knowledge on tourism and water. It is the first book to thoroughly examine the interrelationships of tourism and water use based on global, regional and business perspectives. Its assessment of tourism's global impact along with its overviews of sectoral and management approaches will provide a benchmark by which the water sustainability of tourism will be measured for years to come. In making a clear case for greater awareness and enhanced water management in the tourism sector, it is hoped that the book will contribute to the wise and sustainable use of this critical resource. (Source




Affordable and Clean Energy


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Title: Cleaner Energy Investments      

Author: Srinivasan Sunderasan

Publisher: Springer

Introduction: This book is a compilation of case studies from different countries and covers contemporary technologies including electric vehicles and solar thermal power plants. The book highlights the real-world situations facing individual projects and highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the underlying business propositions. It also sheds light on the factors that are routinely ignored during project formulation and risk assessment, namely coordination among public and private agencies, confirmed availability of relatively minor but essential components, possibility of concurrent demand for inputs from different project proponents, etc. The book provides a systematic ‘guided tour’ of renewable energy (RE) projects for potential project analysts and includes the development of financial models. It concludes with an evaluation of risk and the design of risk-mitigation measures. (Source)   




Decent Work and Economic Growth


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Title: Labor Markets and Multinational Enterprises in Puerto Rico

Author: Ahmad H. Juma'hDoris Morales-RodriguezAntonio Lloréns-Rivera

Publisher: Springer         

Introduction: This book expresses the reasons to embark on a production management system and begin a journey to a better social and economic life in Puerto Rico. Among the population of Puerto Rico there is a simultaneous presence of a high rate of unemployment and a well-educated workforce. How has this happened? How could the country overcome this economic situation and return to a path of sustainable economic growth in the short and long term? The study here presented introduces an objective and scientific input on these economic issues that are impacting the Puerto Rican society. Achieve greater economic and social welfare in a geographic area is based on increasing individual productivity that workers and employees can unfold in different workplaces, business and industries. The increase in productivity of the economy of Puerto Rico requires both individual effort and enterprise work. (Source)




Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

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Title: Cities and Sustainability

Author: S. Mahendra DevSudhakar Yedla

Publisher: Springer

Introduction: The book addresses the sustainability of cities in the context of sustainability science and its application to the city boundary. In doing so it investigates all the components of a city on the basis of sustainability criteria. To achieve sustainability it is essential to adopt an integrated strategy that reflects all sectors within the city boundary and also address the four key normative concepts: the right to develop for all sections, social inclusion, convergence in living standards, and shared responsibility and opportunities among sectors and sections. In this book, the individual chapters examine the nodes of sustainability of a city and thus essentially present a large canvas wherein all sustainability-relevant issues are interwoven. This integrative approach is at the heart of the book and offers an extensive, innovative framework for future research on cities and sustainability alike. The book also includes selected case studies that add to the reading and comprehension value of the concepts presented, ensuring a blend of theory and practical case studies to help readers better comprehend the principle of sustainability and its application. (Source)    




Reduced Inequality



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Title: Combating Urban Inequalities: Challenges for Managing Cities in the Developing World

Author: Edmundo Werna

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub.

Introduction: This book analyses the relationship between urban management and the unequal pattern of provision of urban services in developing countries. It starts from the premise that socio-economic inequalities constitute a significant development problem. The book shows how the existence of inequalities may in distinct ways enhance the inadequate living conditions of the poor – either in psychological and/or material terms. (Source)




Sustainable Cities and Communities


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Title: Cultural Tourism and Sustainable Local Development

Author:  Luigi Fusco Girard and Peter Nijkamp.

Publisher: Ashgate

Introduction: With the exponential rise in leisure mobility, tourism has increasingly become of great economic significance. Cultural heritage, such as museums, churches, historical landscapes, urban parks, and exhibitions attract many visitors and countries, regions and cities which house such historic-cultural amenities have seen increasingly large waves of tourists. While an avalanche of tourists has a positive impact on the local economy, such modern mass tourism also brings about negative externalities such as congestion, decline in quality of life, low access to cultural amenities and loss of local identity; to the extent that the sustainability conditions of a locality might be endangered. This tourism dilemma is particularly pronounced in cities with a rich cultural past, such as Venice, Naples and Amsterdam. Bringing together an interdisciplinary team of leading scholars from North America and Europe, this book examines the interface of local cultural resources and modern mass tourism from a sustainability perspective. It puts forward innovative methodologies and best case practice for future cultural conservation policies. (Source)




Responsible Consumption and Production

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Title: Sustainable Value Chain Management

Author: Michael D'heur

Publisher: Springer

Introduction: This book introduces the integrated management concept of "Sustainable Value Creation", which delivers sustainability ‘inside-out’ from the core business. It is based on the premise that sustainability can provide a platform for growth, if it is implemented in a company’s products, services and supply chains (combined also known as the 'Value Chain'). Managing the Value Chain from the outset with a sustainability mindset subsequently allows profitable economical, ecological and societal growth. It combines the need for increased sustainability and its implementation in the operations of a company. The book addresses the following issues: How do economic, environmental and societal factors impact the value-creation process of a company? What requirements and expectations need to be met to balance economic, ecologic and societal value creation? What are the building blocks and measures that can be utilized on the journey towards building a sustainable value chain? What benefits can be achieved through sustainable value chains? What are the practical examples of sustainable value chains in leading companies that can inspire others to follow? (Source)




Climate Action



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Title: Tourism Resilience and Adaptation to Environmental Change

Author:  Alan A. Lew, Joseph M. Cheer

Publisher: Routledge

Introduction: Drawing on original empirical and theoretical insights in resilience thinking, this book explores how tourism communities and economies respond to environmental changes, both fast (natural hazard disasters) and slow (incremental shifts). It explores how tourism places adapt, change, and sometimes transform (or not) in relation to their environmental context, with an awareness of intersection with societal dynamics and links to political, economic and social drivers of change. Contributions draw on empirical research conducted in a range of international settings, including indigenous communities, to explore the complexity and gradations of environmental change encounters and resilience planning responses in a range of tourism contexts. (Source)




Life Below Water



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Title: Arctic Tourism Experiences: Production, Consumption and Sustainability

Author: Young-Sook Lee

Publisher: CABI

Introduction: An exploration of Arctic tourism, focusing on tourist experiences and industry provision of those experiences; this is the first compilation to concentrate on the fundamental essence of the Arctic as being a geographical periphery, but also an experiential core that offers peak tourism experiences. (Source)




Life on Land


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Title: Practical Guide for the Development of Biodiversity-based Tourism Products

Publisher: World Tourism Organization

Introduction: The aim of the Practical Guide is to offer a collection of tools and methodologies paired with step-by-step systems that show local product developers and tour operators how to develop sustainable biodiversity-based tourism products. Without theoretical complexities, the Practical Guide is addressed to and a recommended reading for product developers interested in practical how-to instructions on the development of biodiversity-based tourism products, intended for immediate implementation. (Source)




Peace and Justice Strong Institutions




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Title: UNWTO Conference: Tourism - A Catalyst for Development, Peace and Reconciliation, 11-14 July 2016. 

Publisher: World Tourism Organization

Introduction: The report of the UNWTO/SLTDA Conference: Tourism – A Catalyst for Tourism Development, Peace and Reconciliation, held in Passikudah, Sri Lanka, 11 – 14 July 2016, summarizes the four major themes discussed during the event: the close links between tourism, peace and reconciliation; the position and contribution of local communities in the development of “peace sensitive tourism”; the potential of public-private partnerships with small and medium-sized enterprises in the development of tourism in areas recovering from conflict; and marketing and re-branding of post-conflict destinations. (Source)




Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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Title: Tourism and Culture Partnership in Peru: Models for Collaboration between Tourism, Culture and Community

Publisher: World Tourism Organization 

Introduction: The publication Tourism and Culture Partnership in Peru: Models for Collaboration among Tourism, Culture and Community analyses the importance of collaboration among three essential elements for the sustainable development of tourism destinations: tourism, culture and the community. Starting with a general framework, this book explores the subject by studying the case of Peru, as a country that has distinguished itself in its links to cultural tourism and in the tourism management of its heritage. (Source)




Tourism & SDG


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Title: Sustainable Tourism: Principles, Contexts and Practices 

Author: David A. Fennell and Chris Cooper.

Publisher: Channel View Publications

Introduction: This new textbook provides a comprehensive overview of sustainable tourism framed around the UN's sustainable development goals. It examines the origins and dimensions of sustainable tourism and offers a detailed account of sustainable initiatives and management across destinations, the tourism industry, public sector and leading agencies. The book explores the principal values and priorities in sustainable development through a better understanding of values, ethics and human nature. It covers a broad range of studies from an array of disciplinary perspectives and includes learning objectives, discussion questions and international case studies throughout. It is an important text for students and researchers in tourism and sustainability. (Source)   




Tourism & Sustainability


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Title: The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Sustainability 

Author: C. Michael Hall, Stefan Gossling, Daniel Scott

Publisher: Routledge

Introduction: Sustainability remains one of the major issues in tourism today. Concerns over climate and environmental change, the fallout from the global economic and financial crisis, and the seeming failure to meeting UN Millennium development goals have only reinforced the need for more sustainable approaches to tourism, however they be defined. Given the centrality of sustainability in tourism curricula, policies, research and practice it is therefore appropriate to prepare a state of the art handbook on the relationship between tourism and sustainability. (Source)




Hospitality & Sustainability


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Title: Sustainability in the hospitality industry : principles of sustainable operations

Author: Willy Legrand, Philip Sloan, Joseph S. Chen

Publisher:  Routledge

Introduction: Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry, Third Edition, is the only book available to introduce students to economic, environmental and socially sustainable issues specifically facing the industry as well as exploring ideas, solutions and strategies of how to manage operations in a sustainable way. (Source)

SDSN Getting started with the SDGs in Universities

Getting started with the SDGs in universities is a guide to help universities, higher education institutions, and the academic sector in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific to accelerate their contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Guide highlights the important role universities have in implementing the SDGs through their teaching, research, operations and leadership, and provides practical guidance and examples to inspire further action.

The Guide is an initiative of SDSN Australia/Pacific in collaboration with the Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS), the global SDSN, and Australian and New Zealand universities.

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UN SDG Learncast

SDG Learncast is a podcast series produced by UN SDG:Learn that features leaders and learners of the 2030 Agenda and the sustainable development goals (SDGs). It provides insightful conversations around the subject of sustainable development and learning, helping us all to achieve a sustainable future. The podcast will share stories from individuals and organizations working on the 2030 Agenda and SDGs and how they use learning and knowledge-sharing as vehicles for accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. How can learning help in adapting skillsets and mindsets? Can learning help change behavior towards a more sustainable living? How do leaders incorporate learning and knowledge-building on sustainable development in their daily lives? These are some of the questions that the podcast series will try to answer.

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UN The Partnership Platform

The Partnership Platform is a global registry of voluntary commitments and multi-stakeholder partnerships made by stakeholders in support of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and through various UN conferences and thematic action networks, including the UN Ocean Conference, the Small Island Developing States Conference, the UN Sustainable Transport Conference, the Rio+20 Conference, and others.

All stakeholders are encouraged to register their partnerships and voluntary commitments that support the implementation of the SDGs into the platform, or through the different action networks, per their preference and alignment of interest.

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