13 Climate action

Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 13 Climate action

SDG 13 focuses on tackling climate crisis caused by humans. At NHL Stenden we contribute to tackling this issue.  

Together we must protect our planet against the effects of climate change and at NHL Stenden we are happy assume our responsibilities in this regard. Our Green Wave movement is at the vanguard of the battle and represents an initiative of members of staff, lecturers and students who want to contribute to a sustainable world and university together.

In the Paris Climate Agreement, the European Union committed to being climate neutral by 2050. This is target that we are happy to contribute to, whether through big or smaller actions. For example, the roofs of our buildings are mounted with solar panels, we are committed to tackling waste in the form of cigarette butts and we monitor our energy consumption at our locations.  

Climate action in teaching and research 

Climate action, however, is not only reflected in our business operations. It makes perfect sense that a major and global issue such as this should also be reflected in our teaching and research.

Rengerslaan 8 in Leeuwarden

Minor placemaking

Reshape public spaces and thereby give them value. For instance, by greening them. That is what you do in this minor: from 'space' to 'place'.
Plastic afval

Professorship Circular Plastic

The professorship analyses and optimises waste separation processes by connecting the entire northern chain of raw material, production, consumption and waste.

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 1

No poverty

A major social problem that we would like to eliminate.

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geen armoede
Goal 2

Zero hunger

Focuses on sustainable and friendly food production and less waste.

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geen honger
Goal 3

Good health and well-being

Tackles smoking, obesity and alcohol consumption to ensure healthy lives.

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goede gezondheid welzijn
Goal 4

Quality education

Our main goal: to provide knowledge and skills for all.

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kwaliteits onderwijs
Goal 5

Gender equality

An equal position in governance and business is key here.

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gender gelijkheid
Goal 6

Clean water and sanitation

We focus on water quality and efficient water use in the Netherlands.

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schoon drinkwater sanitair
Goal 7

Affordable and clean energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

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betaalbare duurzame energie
Goal 8

Decent work and economic growth

Economic growth through equitable use of capital, labor and resources.

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waardig werk economische groei
Goal 9

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Sustainability and innovation of mobility and infrastructure.

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industrie innovatie infrastructuur
Goal 10

Reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries.

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ongelijkheid verminderen
Goal 11

Sustainable cities and communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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duurzame gemeenschappen
Goal 12

Responsible consumption and production

More efficient use of resources and sustainable production and consumption.

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verantwoorde consumptie productie
Goal 14

Life below water

Focuses on clean and livable seas and oceans. Plastic does not belong there.

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leven in het water
Goal 15

Life on land

Focuses on resolving conflicting concerns while respecting nature.

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leven op het land
Goal 16

Peace, justice and strong institutions

Focuses on peace and security, because insecurity has a lot of impact.

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vrede justitie
Goal 17

Partnerships for the goals

Deals with partnerships needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

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