About Sustainable Development Goals
Our world is changing at a fast rate, and education shapes the path of this change. It is essential to have common goals to focus our efforts and achieve a change with a positive impact on sustainable development.
The University of Melbourne is an active member of the United Nations Global Compact, a worldwide group of institutions and companies that are pushing forward with every action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
As a distinguished research and teaching institution, the University of Melbourne has a social responsibility to lead strongly and act decisively in addressing the most pressing of global societal challenges.
In March 2016, the University adopted a Sustainability Charter which sets out our values, principles, and commitments. The Sustainability Plan 2017–2020 (“the Plan”) flows from the Charter and addresses environmental sustainability and its inherent social impact across all these activities.
Find out more about the University of Melbourne sustainability strategy.
Sustainable Development Goals
The goals set by the UN to be met by 2030 are:
Good health and well-being
Clean water and sanitation
Affordable and clean energy
Decent work and economic growth
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Sustainable cities and communities
Responsible consumption and production
Life below water
Life on land
Peace, justice and strong institutions
Partnerships for the goals
Learn more about the UN Sustainable development goals and how you can help to create a better world for everyone.
The University of Melbourne is working to involve all the community in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Professors, students and staff are part of this commitment to our share to create a better world. The way to get there is the Sustainability Plan 2017–2020.
The Plan seeks that by 2020, all undergraduate degree programs can demonstrate (at the course and/or major level) that core and compulsory curriculum enable students to understand and apply sustainability knowledge and values to practice in their field, consistent with the Melbourne graduate attributes.
How can I get involved?
- Check the Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) of the subjects you are taking to know what Sustainable Development Goals are being developed.
- Learn about the Sustainable development goals and how you can contribute from your future profession.
- Know what we are doing and be part of the change. Visit Sustainable Campus to find out more.