This is who we are and what we are about...
We are an Environmental Protection Agency funded research project based in the Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI), Environmental Research Institute at University College Cork. The project focus is on SDG linkages and how they influence policy implementation in Ireland
The goal of the project is to improve awareness of the impacts posed by the relationship and interactions between SDG goals and targets with national policy priorities.
Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.
The project focusses on SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals, and specifically target 17.14: Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development.Increasing capacities to identify, understand and manage interactions and interconnections of Sustainable Development Goals and how best can science and knowledge inform a robust policy framework for implementation of the SDGs.
RESEARCH CHALLENGE ONE
How are national social, economic and environmental policy integrated?
RESEARCH CHALLENGE TWO
Development of a tool that facilitates and enables integrated SDG implmentation across policy domains.
RESEARCH CHALLENGE THREE
Achieving policy coherence in support of national planning.