The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were introduced in 2015 as a 'blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all'. The 17 goals (169 targets) cover areas such as poverty, hunger, equality, economic growth, climate change and justice, and were adopted by all UN Member States as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. There are only ten years left to achieve the goals and large organisations such as Warwick have an important part to play.
To show our intention to work towards the SDGs, Vice-Chancellor Stuart Croft signed the SDG Accord in February 2020, committing the university to annually report on their contributions. See the pledge here.
We are happy to say we have now submitted our first annual submission (June 2020) to the SDG Accord and we are in the process of mapping the SDGs onto our activities and producing a public SDG report.