As COP26 winds up in Glasgow, we are reminded of some of the challenges that we face as an international community. The COP26 summit brought 197 countries together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Basically, these parties join forces to stress the importance of doing more for the future of the globe.
Sustainability is one of the very foundations of Charles Sturt University. That is why the university has released its inaugural report against the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SDGs provide our global blueprint to build prosperity while protecting the planet. Charles Sturt is a signatory to the University Commitment to the SDGs and is committed to lead by example. Research directed by Charles Sturt graduates is one way the university hopes to achieve its SDGs.
Inside the covers of Charles Sturt’s SDG Report, you will find a diverse range of case studies showcasing how Charles Sturt is contributing to ending poverty, protecting the planet and improving the lives and prospects of individuals and communities.
Professor Michael Friend, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research said, “It’s very pleasing to be associated with the release of this report. These case studies provide concrete examples of how Charles Sturt continues to drive regional outcomes with global impact”.
“Examples range from our role in providing sector-leading participation in tertiary education among Indigenous Australians and other underrepresented individuals within our community, to improving access to quality healthcare in regional Australia, and supporting industry and communities to be better prepared in the face of a changing climate”.
“This is the very kind of impact that motivates me and my colleagues to excel as educators, researchers and community leaders. Our role in progressing the SDGs aligns very much with our purpose as an institution and we will continue to work hard to actively collaborate with others to deliver on these goals”.