Sustainability and climate health

RCSI is fully committed to delivering on our pledge to achieve net zero carbon by 2050 to protect our planet for generations to come.

We will achieve this by meeting the public sector mandate as outlined in the Irish Government’s Climate Action Plan within the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our commitment spans our campus operations, education, research and healthcare services.

Research for the goals

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RCSI’s research community is actively involved in translational and population health research which influences policy and improves the standard of healthcare delivery worldwide.

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Education for the goals 

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RCSI is committed to enhancing the work we do to support education for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals amongst students, staff and the wider community.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

RCSI is committed to ensuring that our actions – through our research, teaching, community engagement and campus operations – contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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We recognise that acting in a responsible manner around sustainability and the environment are fundamental to health and well-being.

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