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SLU and Agenda 2030

The teaching, research and environmental monitoring and assessment at SLU create knowledge that contributes to achieving the goals for sustainable development, both in Sweden and globally. Here, we give examples of SLU activities tied to the global goals of 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 the UN in 2015. The aim is to reduce poverty and achieve food security, improve education and health, mitigate climate change 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 these goals.

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

SLU contributes to sustainable food production, nationally and intenationally. We study the climate impact of food production and consumption, e.g. cultivation of legumes, life cycle assessments, a meat guide, global animal diseases 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 conduct 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  bioenergy from forests, salix plantations, biomass technology, methane production from ruminants and biogas processes, to name but a few examples. SLU also monitors climate change. Knowledge bank: Climate and bioenergy, Forest and wood.