The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. The Goals interconnect and in order to leave no one behind, a target has been set to achieve each goal and target by 2030.
Addressing the goals will require transformations in how societies and economies function and how we interact with our planet. Education, research, innovation and leadership will be essential in helping society address these challenges. We, as individuals and a University, have an important role to play in the achievement of the SDGs and will also benefit from engaging with them.
The SDGs covers a wide range of issues meaning they impact everyone and almost everyone is already contributing to achieving the goals. Find out how by looking at our case studies.
We’re asking everyone to submit their contributions so we’re able to report on and demonstrate the impact the university is having to help achieve the goals. Whether you contribute through research, education, operations or external leadership we want to hear from you.
To submit your contribution please email the sustainability team a title for the activity, 100-200 word summary of the activity and which SDGs it relates to.
If possible please include an image with the relevant SDG included, example below.
How Do You Contribute?
Using our research capabilities and activities we can contribute by providing the necessary knowledge, evidence-base, solutions and innovations to underpin and support the goals.
Example: Prof. Jane Lewis and Dr. Susi Arnott are working on a collaborative science & art project on algae from the Thames mudflat.
The art project is a series of time lapse films of the tidal mudflat in the Thames that captures the daily appearance and disappearance of the algae and the different color patches of algae that is formed.