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FCT promotes sessions on the Contribution of Science to Sustainable Development


FCT will hold three sessions on the theme "Contribution of Science to Sustainable Development - people | prosperity | planet", on December 12, 13 and 14, at the D. Pedro IV Auditorium in Lisbon. The initiative will include the participation of researchers whose work plans are closely related to various issues relevant in the context of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations Agenda for 2030. Admission is free and requires prior registration. See the program.

The United Nations 2030 Agenda is an action plan aimed at eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable development, involving and holding all States and other stakeholders accountable for its implementation. It is a universal agenda, based on 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets, which presupposes the integration of these SDGs in policies, processes and actions developed at national, regional and global levels.

At the European regional level, the European Union (EU) has been establishing a new approach to ensure growth and sustainability in its triple dimension - economic, social and environmental - aiming at fully integrating the SDGs into the European policy framework, identifying the main sustainability concerns and the efforts needed to achieve the 17 SDGs.

In this sense, these sessions on the "Contribution of Science to Sustainable Development", promoted by FCT, will seek to bring together researchers with projects that address the relevant issues in the context of the 17 SDGs, in order to enhance the transfer of knowledge to society and the creation of new partnerships and consortia with a view to developing the SDGs themselves. This meeting also aims to establish synergies between researchers distributed by institutions in different parts of the country, enhancing innovative and multidisciplinary approaches that would not be possible otherwise.

The realization of these sessions is financed by the program PO Lisboa.