There were 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in September 2015 that form the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Agreed upon by leaders around the globe, the SDGs provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
These goals can be found throughout Dal’s Strategic Direction for Research and Innovation. The university’s five signature research clusters and two cross cutting themes are all grounded in specific UN SDGs, and represent the work being done by hundreds of faculty, staff and students at all levels to tackle complex global issues. Dalhousie is now a member of Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Canada.
The Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) is committed to the United Nations SDGs and acts as a catalyst to enable Dalhousie’s top population health researchers to apply their brain power to this century’s most pressing concerns. All of our research, community engagement and outreach is routed in specific UN SDG’s. HPI recognizes that improving population health must go hand-in-hand with strategies that reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.