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BEES research and the Sustainable Development Goals

1 Dec 2022
BEES research activities mapped to the UN SDGs

The School of BEES research activities have been mapped to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

The mapping exercise is part of a UCC-wide initiative and UCC is the first university in Ireland to undertake such a comprehensive mapping of its research to the UN SDGs.
The SDGs are a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Throughout 2022, the university undertook a project to analyse how its research aligned to the SDGs, with more than 490 researchers engaging in 40 workshops. The findings are published in a report (available here) entitled ‘Mapping UCC Research onto the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’
For the School of BEES, the mapping exercise was contributed to by 36 staff and led by the BEES SDGs Champion, Dr. Tim Sullivan.
The results indicate that BEES researchers are contributing to 16 out of 17 of the SDGs with a particular focus on Goal 13 (Climate Action); Goal 15 (Life on Land); Goal 14 (Life Below Water); and Goal 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation).

At the launch of the UCC SDGs mapping report, Professor John O’ Halloran, UCC President, said: “By mapping UCC research to the UN SDGs through this framework, we can see the impact of our research on delivering on sustainable development goals. Now, more than ever, it is essential that universities continue to contribute to making the world a more sustainable place for all. As the government launches its new National Implementation Plan for the Sustainable Development Goals 2022-2024, UCC will continue increase Ireland’s ambition and commitment to achieve the SDGs. UCC will continue to prioritise our research and curriculum to enable our graduates and staff to deliver on these important global grand challenges.”

More Information:

View the SDGs in UCC Research Website

Download the UCC Research and the SDGs report

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