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SLU and Agenda 2030

SLU:s education, research and environmental monitoring and assessment create knowledge that contribute to achieve the goals for sustainable development both in Sweden and internationally. Here, we give examples of SLU:s activities, tied to the global goals in Agenda 2030.

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SLU contributes to the global goals

Agenda 2030 and the 17 global goals for sustainable development were adopted by UN in 2015. The aim is to reduce poverty and achieve food security, improve education and health, mitigate climate changes and achieve a sustainable use of sea and land based ecosystems. SLU's education, research and environmental monitoring and assessment all strive to achieve many of those goals.

Zero hunger (goal 2); Responsible consumtion and production (goal 12)

SLU contributes to a sustainable food production nationally and intenationally, e.g. through the research programme Agriculture for Food Security, AgriFoSe2030. We study the climate impact of food production and consumtion, e.g. legumes, life cycle assessment, a meat guide and food waste studies. Knowledge bank: Agriculture, Rural areas, Food and health.

Clean water and sanitation (goal 6); Life below water (goal 14)

SLU monitors inland waters and studies e.g. drinking water and sanitation. We have research, monitoring and consulting activities on issues connected to the sea. Knowledge bank: Water and fish, Hazardous substances, Eutrophication and acidification.

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Affordable and clean energy (goal 7); Climate action (goal 13)

SLU researchers study e.g. bioenergy from the forest, salix plantations, biomass technology, methane production from ruminants and biogas processes. SLU also monitors climate changes. Knowledge bank: Climate and bioenergy, Forest and wood.
Published: 04 July 2017 - Page editor: