The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), launched in 2015, set goals to achieve a sustainable and fair future for people around the world by the year 2030. Since 2016, the State of São Paulo government has been working to institutionalize the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. Scientific research on these themes makes an important contribution to achieving the goals. As a state sponsoring agency, the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) is in line with official initiatives in progress and, over time, has offered financial support for scientific, technological and innovation research in this context.
FAPESP Initiatives and Programs for the 2030 Agenda:
Launched in 1999, the objective of the Research Program on Characterization, Consaervation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity (BIOTA-FAPESP) is to discover, map and analyze the biodiversity of the State of São Paulo, including fauna, flora and microorganisms, but also to evaluate the possibilities of sustainable exploitation of plants or animals with economic potential and to support the formulation of conservation policies for forest remnants.
The Program for the Modernization of State Research Institutese (PDIP) invests in the modernization of the infrastructure and training of personnel from 12 research institutions in São Paulo.
The Center of Toxins, Immune-Response and Cell Signaling (CeTICS) mission is to probe into biological systemic response of cells, tissues or whole organisms using chemically defined peptide toxins as molecular tools. Hosted by the Butantan Institute, the CeTICS is a Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers (RIDCs) supported by FAPESP.