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We Advance: U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals, officially known as Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, is a set of seventeen aspirational “Global Goals.” The goals and targets integrate economic, social and environmental aspects and recognize their interlinkages in achieving sustainable development in all its dimensions to ensure peace and prosperity.
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ASU and TU Sign MOU to expand university partnership

ASU and TU Sign MOU to expand university partnership

This June, ASU signed its second Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Tribhuvan University (TU) in Kathmandu, Nepal, furthering a five-year partnership. The partnership dates back to 2012, when ASU Senior Sustainability Scientists Netra Chhetri, Nalini Chhetri and Milan Shrestha first engaged with TU and were invited to the university as guest speakers. ASU signed its first MOU with TU’s...

ASU researchers awarded $4.3M for photovoltaics research

ASU researchers awarded $4.3M for photovoltaics research

In 2017, ASU researchers received $4.3 million in Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Awards for their work with photovoltaics, making ASU the largest recipient of SunShot funding in the Photovoltaics Research category for the year. The DOE's SunShot Intiative aims to make solar energy cost-competitive with conventional methods, a goal that three senior sustainability scientists at the ASU...

Solar-powered system helps provide water beyond the annual rainy season

Solar-powered system helps provide water beyond the annual rainy season

This summer, a group of 11 ASU sustainability and engineering students traveled to the Hindu Kush Himalaya region to help local farmers support their operations year-round – eliminating the need to migrate to lowlands or to other countries as seasonal laborers. The students, part of a study abroad course organized through the Rob and Melani Walton Sustainability...

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