SLU contributes to Agenda 2030 for sustainable development

Last changed: 10 October 2017

Some eighty government authorities were during 2016 commissioned by the Swedish Government to investigate and report on how their activities contribute to Sweden's efforts to achieve the global objectives of sustainable development. The findings are that SLU's activities, through education, research and environmental monitoring and assessment, have a major impact on about half of the UN targets - both at national and international level. But for many of the goals SLU can and want to do more.

News March 2017: SLU reports about Agenda 2030

News December 2016: Meeting with the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation on Agenda 2030

From an SLU perspective the global objectives of Agenda 2030*, to eradicate poverty and hunger and to ensure protection of the planet from destruction by managing its natural resources in a sustainable way, are central. The global objectives also aim to fulfill the human rights for all in a healthy environment, achieving gender equality and empowerment of women and girls and to take action against climate change. The global objectives are integrated and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental.


*Agenda 2030: Global Goals for Sustainable Development
On September 25, 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted 17 global goals for sustainable development (Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs) under the name of Agenda 2030. The 17 goals consists of 169 milestones.

During a 15-year period, from 1 January 2016 until 2030, the world's nations pledged to work together to achieve sustainable economic, social and environmental development.

The 17 objectives are "integrated and indivisible". It means that success is required in all areas for the overall goal of Agenda 2030 to be achieved.

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Anders Malmer, Director SLU Global
Phone: +46 18-671693, +46 90-7868416, +46 70 645 9299 

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