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Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"
Forschungs- und Transferzentrum "Nachhaltigkeit und Klimafolgenmanagement"

World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre (WSD-RTC)

Mission and Objectives of the World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre (WSD-RTC)

The Mission of WSD-RTC is “to support the implementation of the SDGs by undertaking high level, high impact transformative and interdisciplinary research, combined with the execution of projects, the provision of training and the facilitation of technology transfer on matters related to sustainable development, vis-à-vis the implementation of the SDGs”. 

This unique Mission and the scope of the works of the Centre, means that it fills in a gap in the existence of a duly qualified, world class research and transfer institution, which may act as a hub linking the theory and practice of sustainable development, and where sustainability sciences may offer a robust support towards achieving the SDGs.

The objectives of the WSD-RTC are:

a) to undertake high level, high impact transformative and interdisciplinary research and projects, which may address the many barriers and  challenges seen in the implementation of the SDGs and facilitate pursuing each of the 17 specific goals;

b) to offer advice and expertise on matters related to sustainable development and technical support towards the implementation of the SDGs to government organisations, international agencies, education institutions, foundations, banks and other stakeholders at the national and international level, seeking expertise in order to implement the SDGs;

c) to test, implement and promote tangible measures and activities to concretely implement the SDGs by means of pilot projects and initiatives in the field; 

d) to provide training (postgraduate and in-service) and facilitate the exchange of ideas and the transfer of technologies by means of Symposia, Conferences, Campaigns, Seminars and Courses,  on matters related to sustainable development, vis-à-vis the implementation of the SDGs. 

The thematic focus of the WSD-RTC is related to each of the 17 SDGs. In addition, since climate change is closed related to sustainable development, and many of the SDGs are addressing the core drivers of climate change, WSD-RTC will give a special emphasis to climate change, as part of its activities.

In order to meet the above objectives, WSD-RTC combines its own expertise with the know-how of a variety of organisations known to have proven experience with sustainability research and transfer, which are its associated members. By doing so, it ensures the best available knowledge and technologies are available, and may be put to use in both industrialised and –especially-in developing countries.

Since national governments are expected to take ownership and establish national frameworks for the achievement of the 17 SDGs, and  have the primary responsibility for follow-up and review of the progress made in implementing the Goals, the work and activities  of the WSD-RTCmay be instrumental in supporting their work.

Letzte Änderung: 07.03.17

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Contact

Professor Walter Leal
World Sustainable Development Research and Transfer Centre (WSD-RTC)
Hamburg University of Life Sciences
Faculty of Life Sciences
Ulmenliet 2021033 Hamburg
Germany


Tel: +49-40-42875-6313
Fax: +49-40-42875-6313

wsd-rtc(@)ls.haw-hamburg.de