In Austria, by ministerial decision of 12 January 2016, all federal ministries were committed to the coherent implementation of the UN Agenda 2030 and the SDGs (SDG 12 and SDG 9). Austria plans to present its 2020 National Implementation Report to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York.

The aim of the UniNEtZ project is to prepare an options paper for the Austrian Federal Government, which identifies and evaluates future-oriented options for action in the sense of the implementation agreed by the Council of Ministers. As part of a short-term interim target, this will support the Republic of Austria in its obligation to report to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in the spring of 2020.

Further aims of the UniNEtZ project are:

  • to develop a broad catalogue of options on how the 17 SDGs can be achieved in Austria
  • to make a substantial contribution to sustainable development in Austria
  • to address the SDGs at Austrian universities in research, teaching and university management
  • to build bridges between science and society and to shape the future together with different stakeholders

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01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021

Academic Lead

Prof. Dr. Erik G. Hansen

Project Manager

Mag. Dr. Daniela Schrack​​​​​​​


Bundesministerium für Bildung Wissenschaft und Forschung (BMBWF)

Role of the IQD: The IQD coordinates SDG 9 "Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure" and SDG 12 "Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns" (together with Montan University Leoben).


Partner: Montana Uni

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