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SDG Bergen

Close-up of SDG-pin and University of Bergen-pin on the suit jacket of one of the delegates at the inaugural SDG Conference Bergen in February 2018.

SDG Bergen is a University of Bergen strategic initiative to engage with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The initiative also includes science diplomacy and scientific advice to government and international organisations.

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HLPF 2019
Climate researchers Tore Furevik and Kikki Kleiven just after High-level Political Forum plenary session on climate action on 12 July 2019.

Climate scientists support calls for action

“It was good to see all UN member states discuss climate at the High-level Political Forum, understanding the need for less talk and more action. Solving the climate issue is key to all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”

HLPF 2019
Professor Edvard Hviding from the University of Bergen's SDG Bergen initiative at the High-level Political Forum 2018 iat the United Nations in New York City, in July 2018.

Providing science advice to the UN

The University of Bergen's pioneering approach to the SDGs has brought the university in direct contact with the United Nations to provide scientific advice.

HLPF 2019

A creative approach to climate teaching

Educating the climate researchers and leaders of the future and at the same time showing the scope and diversity in climate research in Bergen, is one of the aims when University of Bergen researchers are involved in several sessions at the UN in July 2019.

SDG14 | LIFE BELOW WATER

Connecting student active learning with the UN system

A unique course on SDG14 brings together student active learning and an interdisciplinary approach on how to engage with sustainability issues and how science can provide knowledge for a sustainable Ocean. We have produced three videos showing what makes the course special.

THE GLOBAL GOALS
Norwegian diplomat Marianne Loe from the Norwegian Mission to the UN during her opening keynote at the 2019 Bergen Summer Research School on Monday 17 June.

The SDG challenge: an insider's perspective

Norwegian diplomat Marianne Loe was in the UN when the deal on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was made. In her opening keynote at the 2019 Bergen Summer Research School, she told of her insider's experience in the making of this ground-breaking agreement.

Sildestim

UiB has established Ocean Sustainability Bergen (OSB), a centre partaking in scientific advice directed at authorities and international bodies. The centre engages with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is part of the university's strategic initiative, SDG Bergen.