What is 'sustainable development' and why is it important?

Sustainable development is development which meets he needs of today while protecting people and planet, and which works toward a more inclusive and resilient place for future generations.

Liverpool John Moores University is a modern, pioneering, civic university committed to delivering solutions to the challenges of the 21st century through world-class research, education and innovation.

We do this by integrating education for sustainable development in both research and academic programmes and by operating in the most sustainable and environmentally responsible way possible.

We strive to create and sustain a community that is aware of its social, economic and environmental impact, resilient, healthy and happy.

What are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals?

The United Nations introduced 17 Sustainable Development Goals in 2016. The ambition was to provide a framework to measure performance against each goal and strategy to contribute towards delivering a more equal, sustainable and environmentally responsible future.

Climate change represents a real and present danger to sustainable development. It is already adversely impacting on public health, food and water security, migration, peace and security.

Find out more from the Sustainable Development Goals website.

Sustainability goals

How are we responding?

The LJMU Strategic Plan 2017- 2022 outlines how our commitments to deliver solutions to the challenges of the 21st Century will be achieved through delivering:

  • Impactful research and scholarship
  • Excellence in education
  • Civic and global engagement
  • Outstanding student experience

How you can make a difference

If you’d like to do your part for sustainability see each of the specific topics to find out ways you can make a difference.

Contact us

Please get in touch with us if you would like to offer suggestions on how we can improve sustainability at the University or any other aspect of this important topic.