FEED concerns itself with Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically on Education:
By 2020, substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States and African countries, for enrolment in higher education, including vocational training and information and communications technology, technical, engineering and scientific programmes, in developed countries and other developing countries.
FEED focuses on providing scholarships to students pursuing graduate, post-graduate, practical research and science-based studies in the fields of environment, forestry and fisheries and related sciences.
FEED’s scholarship support expanded beyond Biological Sciences initially (early 2000’s) by responding to the increasing Philippine market’s demand for education and expertise in other fields under the broader umbrella of sustainable development and in response to climate change. Our objective, in partnership various academic institutions, is to build capacity in-house by delivering experts and innovators capable of providing sustainable solutions supporting – directly and indirectly – other SDGs in the Philippines, namely:
Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow.
People are experiencing the significant impacts of climate change, which include changing weather patterns, rising sea level, and more extreme weather events. The greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are driving climate change and continue to rise. They are now at their highest levels in history. Without action, the world’s average surface temperature is projected to rise over the 21st century and is likely to surpass 3 degrees Celsius this century—with some areas of the world expected to warm even more. The poorest and most vulnerable people are being affected the most.
Affordable, scalable solutions are now available to enable countries to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies. The pace of change is quickening as more people are turning to renewable energy and a range of other measures that will reduce emissions and increase adaptation efforts.
But climate change is a global challenge that does not respect national borders. Emissions anywhere affect people everywhere. It is an issue that requires solutions that need to be coordinated at the international level and it requires international cooperation to help developing countries move toward a low-carbon economy.
We are committed to helping Transform our world, aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
More Information: FEED President’s Commitment to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
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