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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.

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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.

Learn how the University contributed in 2019–2020

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.

EDS integrated approach (French only) Guide to an integrated approach in schools (French only)
Schéma de la démarche intégrée EDS