Sustainable development is essential if basic human needs are to be met without compromising global resources and the quality of life for future generations.
UKCDS member organisations fund research that addresses the underpinning requirements of sustainable development, from predicting climate change and protecting natural resources for food and water security to developing low carbon energy.
The UKCDS Secretariat works with UK funders to share information, showcase their work and facilitate multidisciplinary approaches to address the complex challenges of sustainable development.
We live in a world where one billion people are hungry and, as a result, issues of food security operate at many different levels and over different time scales. Science and technology can help us to transform agriculture around the world, and find solutions to many of these challenges.
The UKCDS Secretariat is working with members through a number of UK and international initiatives to improve the efficiency and responsiveness of global food markets.