The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been described as a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all" and provide a common language to describe the impact our research community has on a local, national, and international scale. The 17 goals, and their 169 targets, were agreed on by all 193 UN member states in 2015. The goals are a framework to address pressing global challenges, including eradicating hunger and poverty, acting on climate change, addressing biodiversity loss, and tackling gender inequality – all necessary actions to ensure that no-one is left behind.

UCC researchers are addressing the most concerning sustainable development issues facing the world.

Professor John Cryan

Vice President for Research & Innovation at UCC

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