- Goal 1: Sustainable Energy Research
EMS is uniquely positioned to address a major challenge facing our world today: sustainable energy. We seek to leverage our strengths at the forefront of such research areas as energy, materials and meteorology to develop energy storage and renewable energy (e.g., wind, solar, and nuclear), thus addressing the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and 13 (Climate Action).
- Goal 2: Pollution Abatement Research
We seek to address the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) through research on life cycle analysis for materials, and developing low water and energy technologies.
- Goal 3: Research on Societal Impacts of Climate Change and Pollution
Current research led by EMS faculty encompasses a wide range of topics crucial to leading the way to solving societal challenges related to changing climate, which should be further developed in the coming years. Through this goal, we seek to focus more EMS research on societal impacts of climate change and pollution, and to address the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals 13 (Climate Action), 15 (Life on Land), 3 (Good Health and Well-Being), 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) and 10 (Reduced Inequalities).
- Goal 4: Cross disciplinary collaborations in sustainability
We recognize that sustainability goals can specifically benefit from collaborations between people with diverse educational backgrounds. Thus, we seek to promote interactions between various groups working towards societally relevant research in sustainability.
- Goal 5: Recognition of sustainability efforts
Sustainability-related research, education and outreach should be specifically recognized within EMS. We acknowledge that outreach in particular is very time-consuming (partnerships with community and team building require much time and energy from faculty members), but is a key component of solving societal issues related to sustainability.
- Goal 6: Increase Sustainable Practices