The Oslo SDG Initiative
Addressing the wide range of complex global challenges put forward by the SDGs requires a strong commitment from universities across the world. Sustainable development lies at the core of the Centre for Development and the Environment’s (SUM) research and education activities, as the Centre was established in 1990 in response to the report Our Common Future. Since then, SUM has promoted interdisciplinary research and education on the challenges and dilemmas posed by sustainable development, combining insights from social and natural sciences as well as humanities.
Building on existing projects and track record, the Oslo SDG Initiative will foster a strengthened commitment to research and education for sustainable development. In addition to long-term academic research on issues related to the SDG agenda, the Oslo SDG Initiative will encourage research on the transformations required for SDG implementation.