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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 in science diplomacy, in particular towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The university is official SDG14, Life below water, Hub for United Nations Academic Impact and the International Association of Universities.

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SDG6 | CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
World map showing 31 lakes as part of a global study of small-scale fisheries.

More sustainable fisheries through better management

How do climate and land-use changes influence fish catch in lakes? That has been at the centre of a major international study which urges policymakers to increase funding for land and water management to create a more sustainable fisheries industry.

SDG ACTION
Former Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment and now ocean diplomat Mr. Helge Vidarsen speaking at the Ocean Sustainability  Bergen Conference in October 2019.

Green light for SDG Action

The University of Bergen is on track with the deliverables promised in SDG Action 28818, which has now been updated to include further deliverables towards the 2030 Agenda.

SDG 10 | COVID-19 AND INEQUALITY
City landscape showing inequality between poor and rich areas in a sprawling metropolis.

Inequality in the age of the corona virus

The research programme GRIP has launched a series of interviews on global inequality as a response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

SDG BERGEN POLICY BRIEFS
Silhouette of man in a darkened room against conference room screen during SDG Bergen Science Advice workshop on 5 February 2020.

New policy brief series presented in workshop

The SDG Bergen Policy Briefs series was presented to researchers gathered for a workshop on science diplomacy at the 2020 SDG Conference Bergen.

Sildestim

UiB has established Ocean Sustainability Bergen (OSB), a virtual 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.