Many academies are already engaging with the SDGs.
But as it is longer than this post, have a quick look about why you should take more time for SDGs.
To close this series of post about the guide for academies about SDGs, we will give some examples gathered by this guide. Of course, as it has been published in 2017, there are several others already. We invite you to add them in the comments. And IYBSSD 2022 will give many opportunities to share.
- including SDGs in academy’s Annual Performance Plan, Annual Report and Strategic Plan – e.g. Academy of Science, South Africa
- setting up expert committee on SDGs – e.g. Science Council of Japan
- incentivising universities through SDG focused programmes – e.g. Swiss Academy of Sciences
- aligning prizes / awards to SDGs – e.g. The World Academy of Sciences
- using SDG-referenced Working Groups – e.g. Global Young Academy
- running flagship studies in SD research and developing a national STI plan for the SDGs – e.g. Academy of Sciences, Malaysia
- holding (bi) annual members’ meetings on SDG-relevant themes – e.g. Thai Academy of Science and Technology
- commissioning national sustainability reports – e.g. Chinese Academy of Sciences
- organising live tv phone-ins on SDG-relevant issues – e.g. Zambian Academy of Sciences