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EUC and SDG 17: Global Partnerships

The Global Goals can only be met if we work together.

SDG 17 encourages global partnerships to build a better world. EUC researchers have worked extensively to establish collaborative networks and programs, spanning continents, disciplinary focus, and applying research to real-world solutions.

GenUrb - Urbanization, Gender, and the Global South

Linda Peake's Urbanization, Gender and the Global South (GenUrb) SSHRC partnership project is transforming understandings of poverty and inequality in middle-income countries. GenUrb is a collaborative project, uniting a global cohort of scholars and activists across a breadth of institutions through public education and policy enrichment. It exemplifies the incredible work which results from international cooperation.


Las Nubes EcoCampus in Costa Rica

York’s Las Nubes EcoCampus unites the York University community with researchers and communities in Costa Rica. Through collaborative approaches, the Las Nubes program has made significant achievements in biodiversity protection, rural sustainability, and environmental education in local schools. York University students can attend the Las Nubes EcoCampus for courses and knowledge exchanges while supporting local sustainable development, capacity building, and science-based cooperation.


Building Migrant Resilience in Cities

Valerie Preston's Building Migrant Resilience in Cities (BMRC-IRMU) is a research partnership and a multi-sector collaboration. It draws on over 20 years of experience in bringing together a range of key actors working on issues of immigration and settlement through CERIS, a leading Ontario network of migration and settlement researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. The unique initiative explores the concept of social resilience to examine how institutions can facilitate migrant settlement in urban areas across Quebec and Ontario.


SEI - Sustainable Energy Initiative

The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, through the Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI), has been able to build and strengthen the teaching, research, and partnerships needed to create new green energy economies in Canada and around the world. Through collaborative partnerships, the SEI is shaping policy, educating future leaders, and investing in sustainable energy to tackle climate change.


Developing the Ecological Footprint Initiative

The Ecological Footprint Initiative is a partnership between the Global Footprint Network and York researchers who are working to enhance the accounting methodology and improve data on which the concept of ecological footprint is based. The goal is for York to become the global data center for the National Ecological Footprint Accounts and to lead an international network focused on making ecological footprint more accepted, accessible, and policy relevant. The research makes significant contributions in the development and implementation of resource allocation, protection, and measurement policies in Canada and around the world. 


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