In view of this problem, the Austrian Alliance of Sustainable Universities and research centres has created a project, UniNEtZ (Universities and Sustainable Development Goals), to jointly address the issues raised by the SDGs and develop suggestions for policies in a multidisciplinary approach. In order to facilitate this for the scientists involved, UniNEtZ is preparing collaborative measures and methods to address the issue of cooperation between disciplines to guarantee that all important interactions among SDGs are considered and addressed in equal detail. It is expected that changes in the way science and scientists are used to work together are necessary to achieve that. The developed concepts will be published in a handbook for UniNEtZ,
In a next step, the handbook also hints at the need for municipal, regional, and national administrations to transition towards a kind of governance, that enables implementation of policies towards the SDGs. Current hierarchically organised structures don’t seem ideal for the kind of transsectoral cooperation that will be needed to implement the expected measures.
The contribution presents the findings of this work on cooperative research and governance structures.
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 8 May 2020|
|Event||EGU General Assembly 2020 - Austria Center Vienna, Wien, Austria|
Duration: 3 May 2020 → 8 May 2020
|Conference||EGU General Assembly 2020|
|Period||3/05/20 → 8/05/20|
Fields of Expertise
- Sustainable Systems