Category: Research and the SDGs


Steve Fairman

A question we get asked a lot by researchers before they join our Global Academy is how their own research can possibly be relevant to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Researchers look at the Global Goals (as they are sometimes called) and see that they relate to poverty, equality and improving the environment (both physical and social) to provide the conditions for all life to flourish.

Wendy Stone

Even while governments worldwide are, rightly, focused on minimising the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic, their response, and their research investments, should be guided by the United Nations framework for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The uncomfortable truth is that the current pandemic could have been contained by existing health systems if we were closer to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Steve Fairman

Here at The Global Academy we found that some of the first researchers to join us are finding a bit of a problem. How do you know where your research fits within the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) framework?

Steve Fairman

Right now, the World is working to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (the 'Global Goals') by 2030. Back in 2015,193 countries signed up to commit to them. It is a huge undertaking.