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Turning the tide on ecosystem degradation

Four of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) address the land- and water-based aspects of the biosphere we live in, and which we need to survive. These SDGs also address the importance of taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. Many of these SDGs interconnect and overlap, both with each other and with those in the Economy and Society groups of SDGs.

Brunel research contributing to these SDGs

Examples include:

Our sustainability initiatives

Minimising the waste we produce

98% of the University's waste is diverted from landfill, as part of our ISO 14001:2004 accreditation

Saving energy and water

We and the Union of Brunel Students run energy-saving campaigns and encourage water use reduction

River health

In partnership with the Environment Agency, we work to support the River Pinn's health


Reducing emissions

We are reducing our carbon emissions by 30% from a 2009/10 baseline

Biosphere stewardship for the next generation