UN Sustainable Development Goals
The UN SDGs serve as a roadmap for Université Laval’s sustainable development initiatives in the years ahead.
A common vocabulary
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the UN’s member states contains 17 sustainable development goals (SDG). These goals and the related targets are a call for international action to meet humanity’s basic needs and address global social and economic issues while respecting the planet’s environmental limitations and finite resources.
The University community is already actively involved in developing and implementing solutions to reach these 17 goals. The SDGs serve as a roadmap for Université Laval’s sustainable development initiatives in the years ahead.
By joining this global initiative, Université Laval has positioned itself as a leading institutional player with a genuine commitment to promoting equity and transforming our world.
Université Laval’s contribution to the 17 SDGs
Université Laval measures the impact of its actions and those of its community on the advancement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to ensure it is making a positive and sustainable societal impact.
EDS integrated approach
Interactions between the 17 Sustainable Development Goals are complex. Scientists in multiple disciplines need to work together if we are to find ways to create a more sustainable development model that respects environmental limits while still satisfying basic human needs.
To this end, Institut EDS has developed an integrated approach to the SDGs designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration among its members.