Making science work for development

Sustainable development

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.

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1 September 2012
The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is an international network for agricultural research. It comprises 15 globally distributed research centres which receive...
21 June 2012
Co-sponsored by UKCDS, Oxford University hosted the first International Conference on Water Security, Risk and Society on 16-18 April 2012, bringing together over 200 of the world’s leading thinkers...
  • Post 2015
2 November 2011
The Foresight Report on the Future of Food and Farming Report has been released. The aim of this project was to explore the pressures on the global food system between now and 2050 and identify the...
  • Food security
16 June 2011
Following on from the recent UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS) workshop on complexity science and international development, Ben Ramalingam, visiting fellow at the Institute of...

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