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This research project is an 18 month project and focuses on SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals, and specifically 17.14: Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development.

How science and knowledge can inform a robust policy framework for implementation of the SDGs.

The identification of effective implementation strategies needs to be supported by coordinated policies that take into account the multiple relationships existing between the 17 Goals and 169 Targets.

The planned research recognises that SDGs are not a means to their own end, but are a tool to reach ‘The Future we want’ in Ireland, which underpins Agenda 2030 across National to International contexts.

The project is a unique collaboration between an Irish University and an international consortium led by the International Science Council.

This project is funded under the EPA Research programme 2014-2020. The EPA Research Programme is a Government of Ireland initiative funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

The SDGs4I project at a glance

About the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

SDGs are not a means to their own end, but are a tool to reach ‘The Future we want’ in Ireland