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Environment and health at the core of the 2030 Agenda

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Aims to provide a unique knowledge generating platform focusing on interdisciplinary research based on dialogues between the academic and policy levels at different sectors of society.

Two research themes:
1) Climate mitigation and adaptation linked to SDG and their health benefits
2) Children’s health and well-being in relation to synergistic SDG actions in low-income countries.

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This is a one year project funded by the Swedish research council Formas.

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This is a one year project funded by the Swedish research council Formas. The aim and brief content of the project is to build a strong SDG research consortium consisting of both leading Swedish and international scientists from diverse disciplines and decision-makers from public agencies. The consortium will be coordinated by the Swedish Institute for Global Health Transformation at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

The Consortium will provide a unique knowledge generating platform focusing on interdisciplinary research based on dialogues between the academic and policy levels at different sectors of society. This will ensure state-of-the-art research of relevance for society and the Agenda 2030 on synergies and trade-offs between two or several SDGs, in particular SDGs 2, 3, 6, 13, and 15; synergies that have health benefits .

Two research themes will be explored in pre-studies 1) Climate mitigation and adaptation linked to SDG and their health benefits; and 2) Children’s health and well-being in relation to synergistic SDG actions in low-income countries. Capacity building and accountability are two other important areas for which the consortium will develop strategies.

Contact: Martin Eriksson

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