SDGS in the AP Region

Universities in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific can help implement the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Australia/Pacific has released a new guide that explores how universities in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific can help implement the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The guide was prepared in collaboration with the Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability group, the global SDSN Secretariat, and several Australian and New Zealand universities.

According to the guide, universities can contribute to the SDGs by providing the knowledge that will underpin solutions; educating the people who will implement solutions; ensuring that the SDGs are embodied within the universities’ own operations; and providing leadership both regionally and globally. Universities that engage with SDGs will be able to demonstrate impact, build new partnerships, and access new funding streams.

“Governments alone cannot implement the SDGs,” says John Thwaites of Monash University in Australia. He is also chair of SDSN Australia/Pacific. “It will require a partnership [among] governments, the private sector, civil society, and universities.

Download a Copy of “Getting Started with the SDGs in Universities”.