UN Sustainable Development Goals

Through over 80 research projects in over 30 countries, researchers at the University of Sheffield are working in partnership with universities, businesses and communities across the world, towards a sustainable, equitable future for everyone.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Through over 80 research projects in over 30 countries, researchers at The University of Sheffield are working in partnership with universities, businesses and communities across the world, towards a sustainable, equitable future for everyone.

What are the UN sustainable development goals?

The global population is growing, placing increasing demand on the world's finite resources and exacerbating the climate crisis. At the same time we need to make sure everyone has equitable access to food, energy, health care, education, jobs and justice.

To tackle these conflicting issues, all United Nation member states have adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The agenda outlines 17 sustainable development goals that are designed to address challenges faced all over the world. The goals set out a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. 

How we're working towards the goals

The University of Sheffield is delivering over 80 research projects that span the breadth of all 17 sustainable development goals. To do this we have partnered with research institutions, businesses, governments and community groups in more than 30 countries. 

We understand that one solution will not work everywhere. It is important to consider the different cultural, social, economic and environmental contexts that our projects operate in and co-produce solutions with the people who are directly impacted by our research.

We’re already seeing positive change resulting from our work but there is much more to be done. We will continue working alongside our colleagues across the world to mitigate the worsening effects of the climate crisis, and improve quality of life for everyone.