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 | Wendy Stone

Amidst the gloom of 2020 we achieved a breakthrough. Over 100 researchers in 40 countries built their own researcher pages at www.the­ Now that we have a wide cross-section of researchers sharing their contributions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we are ready to begin linking researchers to their research groups, labs and teams. Few researchers work alone and this is your chance to show us how the team you work with contribute to 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.