We had 9 attendees from 7 different countries, and we had lively discusssions. A bit chaotic, as all problems seem to be interlinked.
Thanks especially to Maja for giving us of her deep knowledge of epidemics and public health issues like cancer and HIV. To Fabian for backgrond to plastic usage and waste, IT data, and energy storage systems.
To Marianne for good questions on climate change and energy supply and Graham for his opinions about sea level rise (not a problem), extreme weather (dangerous), and nuclear fission and clean energy progress. To Joseph for background to air pollution and temperature rises.
To Claire, Peggy, Jacqui for questions and contributions on many problems. To all for lively participation and Graham for a low level of moderation. Regrets for 4 registrants who could not make it.
We have a couple more links to give when Graham and Maja have tested them.
We discussed future themes for future meetings. The next meetibg could be on Tuesday 28 April
Come to the meeting for a discussion on world problems - in particular the goals for sustainability.
You can ask questions and the idea is that they will lead to discussions. Such as:
What problem(s) will cause future wars?
What are good methods for providing clean water?
Is it responsible to have children?
Where would you like to live?
What methods can help reduce adolescent pregnancy?
In what ways does better education help?
How much is a life worth?
How do epidemics start - and how to stop them?
Which countries will lead the world in the future? How will it be?
On Thursday 27 at 6 pm we have "German Café", for those wanting help or practive in speaking high German. Just come along, to the CaféBar of the GenerationenHaus
On Sunday 1 there is the Canadian Brunch with live music. Perhaps all our reserved seats are taken - contact Gary for information. on Mondays and Tuesdays at 7pm and 8 pm ion the Old Tram Depot, there are travel presentations featuring the sights of Canada.
On Friday 6, the TGIF will be at the Lebanese restaurant Domino's in Schwanengasse.
Click on this page to register for the Club Discussion Meeting, or register on Meetup. We provide snacks and drinks and would like to know how many to provide for. This reminder goes especially to the 100 members who have not yet said YES or NO or MAYBE to attending.
Attendees from ICB: Graham Vernon Stefan Marianne.
From Meetup; Ckaire, Caroline and Fabian
From Toastmasters: none yet. At the TM meeting tomorrow I tell them again
From new members met today: Joël and Emilee
The theme for this meeting is the United Nations Sustainability Goals.
Attendees may put forward topics for discussion.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". The SDGs, set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and intended to be achieved by the year 2030, are part of UN Resolution 70/1, the 2030 Agenda.
The Sustainable Development Goals are:
Good Health and Well-being
Clean Water and Sanitation
Affordable and Clean Energy
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Life with Water
Life On Land
Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
Partnerships for the Goals