SDG 13 - Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

British Virgin Islands: Coastal Environments and Sustainability Experiential Field Study

The program presents biological, chemical, geological and physical coastal systems concepts to help students make observations and draw conclusions about the dynamics of coastal environments within the context of sustainability and human interactions with those systems.

France: Go Green - Sustainable Practices in Business and Industry, School of Engineering and Technology

This interdisciplinary course emphasizes sustainability, globalization and French culture. In this context, sustainability refers to design, engineering, manufacturing, technology, and leadership processes implemented and maintained in industry and business for the purpose of being environmentally responsible, energy-efficient, cost-effective, and socially responsible. Students will visit industries, municipalities and universities such as EDF Hydroelectric Power Station in Serre-Ponçon (largest Dam in Europe), Frioul Island (Organic Fish Farm), Solar Farm in Vinon-sur-Verdon, Vasarely Foundation in Aix-en-Provence, Polytech Marseille - Aix-Marseille Universite, etc. to see various innovative methods of technology, manufacturing, and engineering, as well as embedded sustainable practices.

Germany: Go Green - Sustainable Practices in Business and Industry, School of Engineering and Technology

This interdisciplinary course emphasizes sustainability, globalization and German culture. In this context, sustainability refers to design, engineering, manufacturing, technology, and leadership processes implemented and maintained in industry and business for the purpose of being environmentally responsible, energy-efficient, cost-effective, and socially responsible. Students will visit industries, municipalities and universities such as Mercedes, Roche, MVV Energie, City of Mannheim, and the University of Kaiserslautern to see various innovative methods of technology, manufacturing, and engineering, as well as embedded sustainable practices. Germany is known for its innovative technology and engineering practices and their sustainable culture and business practices.

Worldwide: International Human Rights Law Internships, School of Law

McKinney School of Law students do internships in the field of international human rights law. The substantive areas of their work have touched on many of the SDGs, and can potentially touch on all of them. Since 1997, our program has had international human rights law internship placements in over 75 countries on six continents.