The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a remarkable and unique common platform where organisation, civil society and government representatives can contribute and collaborate to tackle the biggest challenges our society faces.
The SDGs were agreed by all countries at the United Nations in September 2015 and came into effect in January 2016. The 17 goals, 169 targets and 232 indicators are part of a broad agenda that provides a set of clear measurable targets to improve sustainability performance globally. These goals were developed based on the pillars of: protecting our natural resources and climate for future generations; ensuring dignity, equality and prosperity; fostering peace and inclusive societies; and promoting partnerships.
RMIT recognises the important role the education sector can play not only supporting the SDGs agenda, but actually promoting and contributing to the achievement of all 17 Goals.
Students weave plan for sustainable fashion future
The inaugural Fashion & Textiles Youth Assembly brought students together from across the School of Fashion and Textiles on Tuesday to discuss the state of the current and future fashion industry.
RMIT ranks among world’s best for impact
RMIT has ranked 13th in the world for its efforts to reduce inequality within and among countries (SDG 10) in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings released today.
An ‘Airbnb’ for energy could help homes share spare power
Could the future of energy lie in the sharing economy? Research shows energy sharing platforms may be key to supporting our transition to new tech and cleaner power, while delivering for consumers.
A sustainable future is in our hands
From climate science to agricultural upcycling, and food packaging to urban farming, meet four researchers from around the world working towards a sustainable future.