Sustainable Development Goals

The Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development is the scientific institute for sustainability research and teaching of Utrecht University. We contribute to the transition to a sustainable society through scientific excellence in a multi-disciplinary environment. 

Our research contributes to improved knowledge related to all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as set by the United Nations in 2015. However, we are especially strong in knowledge development related to the eight goals listed below.


11 November 2019
How does culture interact with the way societies understand, live with and act in relation to climate change? A new book co-edited by Giuseppe Feola.
Haven van Rotterdam
4 November 2019
Researchers, participants from the shipping sector, and biofuel manufacturers discussed the challenges and opportunities of biofuels use in the marine sector.
Recycling belt
4 November 2019
Pathways to Sustainability is developing a new hub on all relevant aspects of our progress towards a circular economy.