The Environmental Health (EH) Research Centre guided by the underlying principles of One Health, recognizes the intrinsic and complex connection between the health of people, biodiversity and the environment.
It relies on collaborative and transdisciplinary approaches at various levels (local, national and global), with a final goal to achieve optimal health outcomes, and taking into consideration the sphere where these three key partners interact.
While the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations can all be linked to the principle of One Health, the SDGs most related to the EH Research Centre are the following:
- SDG 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
- SDG 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
- SDG 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
- SDG 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
- SDG 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
- SDG 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
- SDG 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
- SDG 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Having in mind its set goal, the (local and international) members of the EH Research Centre joined forces in tackling new challenges. The strength of the EHRC relies on its multidisciplinary nature that makes it quite unique. The EH Research Centre is involved in collaborative, interdisciplinary research, training and dissemination activities, seeking funding opportunities and activities with a focus on these Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).