skip to primary navigationskip to content

Centre for Sustainable Development

Est 2000 - home of the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development

Studying at Cambridge

 

To what extent will the COVID-19 pandemic affect the delivery of the SDGs?

last modified Mar 11, 2021 04:40 PM
Dick Fenner and Tom Cernev address this question in a new paper recently published in Futures in March 2021 (which can be accessed at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2021.102726)

They focus specifically on four “foundational” SDGs: SDG 1 No Poverty; SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing; SDG 14: Life Below Water; and SDG 15 Life on Land as well as the overarching SDG 13 Climate Action. These are critical in maintaining  a healthy human and environmental  resource base on which progress towards all goals  can be built.  The performance of these goals  is discussed under 4 scenarios which may emerge as a response to the pandemic: Global Well-being Prioritised b) World Trade Recovers c) Poverty  Gaps Widen c) Earth Systems in Danger. Dick and Tom  conclude that opportunities to refocus efforts on delivery of the SDGs exist but may be hampered by the competing interests of a new geo-politics.

RSS Feed Latest news

To what extent will the COVID-19 pandemic affect the delivery of the SDGs?

Mar 11, 2021

Dick Fenner and Tom Cernev address this question in a new paper recently published in Futures in March 2021 (which can be accessed at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.futures.2021.102726)

Building Back Sustainably in a Deeper Shade of Green - article featuring ESD Lecturer Dr Kristen MacAskill

Feb 04, 2021

ESD Lecturer Dr Kristen MacAskill has been featured by Turner and Townsend as part of their 'Perspectives' series, speaking about the disruption of the pandemic and the challenge of building sustainability and resilience into the recovery.

Current State of Sustainability in Civil Engineering - Blog entry by Dick Fenner

Feb 02, 2021

Read Dick Fenner's blog entry on the current state of sustainability in civil engineering at the Institution of Civil Engineer's website, where Dick explores explores progress towards sustainability in the UK construction sector.

New Research Project announced

Jan 04, 2021

Dick Fenner and Andre Serrenho have secured funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme as part of a large consortium including colleagues in Land Economy.

View all news