Sustainability And Climate Research Economics Department (SACRED) is a department under the GITAM Center for Sustainability Research (GCSR) which has other sustainability start-ups like Decarb Climate Action Research LLP and WWS Energy LLP as associated sustainability units.
We at SACRED , focus to develop innovative, practical and equitable solutions to the challenges posed by carbonised climate change and environmental harms. Our the department is inter-disciplinary as it is a dynamic conglomeration of our faculties from diversified departments with their unique domain expertise . We all joined hands for capacity building and value addition to our Institution through innovations that would help our students and stakeholders to realize their roles and responsibilities for solving climate crisis and create a learning ecosystem to evolve a systemic approach enabling the world population to align with nature to coexist and save the planet for the future generation.
We dwell upon developing an understanding of Science and innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the world governments at Paris in 2015 and we advocate the principles of ESG business investing (https://www.investopedia.com/terms/e/environmental-social-and-governance-esg-criteria.asp)
The 2030 milestone in the Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet,
now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), (https://sdgs.un.org/goals) which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership.
Considering the 17 Sustainable Development Goals(SDG) defined by the United Nations towards an urgent concern for transforming the world economy and technological processes to move towards sustainable reorientation and achieving net zero ( https://www.un.org/en/climatechange/net-zero-coalition ) , we have adopted 6(Six) of them (Goals No.4 to 7, 13 and 17) in our institution.
To start with, a dedicated Centre for Sustainability Research has been established in the institution and we have approached the United Nations for partnership under their HESI and UNAI frameworks.
We have set an immediate focus on our short-term goals defined by the global member countries, targeting achievements by 2030.
We have joined the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) for their training programs..
The measurable actions taken by us in our campus under SDG 7 so far are as under.