GCRI is a member of SDSN Canada and part of a global SDSN movement to build a network of universities, colleges, and knowledge institutions to promote practical solutions for sustainable development. With over 1,700 participating institutions worldwide, SDSN members work together to support action-oriented research to address some of the world’s most pressing problems, including the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.
SDSN Canada’s mission is to mobilize Canadian universities and colleges to facilitate learning and accelerate problem solving for the UN’s Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To these ends, SDSN Canada mobilizes support and partnership throughout the country for the SDGs, promotes high-quality education and research collaboration, and supports governments in understanding and addressing the challenges of sustainable development.The University of Waterloo is the founding institution for SDSN Canada. As host, the University of Waterloo uses its position as home to Canada’s largest Faculty of Environment to share knowledge, activate research and help solve the interconnected economic, social, and environmental challenges confronting the world.