In 2015 the UN with input from 194 member states launched The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These are a set of seventeen aspirational "Global Goals" with 169 targets between them, covering a broad range of sustainable development issues. These included ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, making cities more sustainable, combating climate change, and protecting oceans and forests.
For more information on the SDGs visit the UN website here.
The aim of this survey is to understand your awareness of the SDGs and what role you think engineers might play in achieving them. Your input will help us understand where civil engineers believe they can have the greatest impact and what support might be needed to get there. This survey launches a series of investigative pieces into the role of civil engineers in achieving the SDGs, so watch this space!