UNISG Research contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

UNISG research is organized in three areas (Environment, Perception and Quality, Mobility) which intercept three major challenges that represent the backbone of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To monitor the contribution that the University Research can make to the achievement of these goals, the relevant SDGs have been attributed to each UNISG project (active and starting) by their scientific managers.

For each project, the results of this work have been published on the university website: https://www.unisg.it/ricerca-accademica/

The 23 UNISG research projects currently active contribute significantly to the following goals in particular:

  • Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns (78% of the active projects)
  • Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture (65%)
  • Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss (61%)
  • Goal 8: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation (57%).

Reporting the impact on the SDGs is fundamental for the construction of a shared and systemic knowledge economy, aiming to preserve the health of humanity and the planet (One Health). This activity is one of the characterizing elements of the University Sustainability Report, a publication aimed at demonstrating how food is the basic connecting unit of all 17 SDGs.