FAPESP and the Sustainable Development Goals

FAPESP and the 2030 Agenda

SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

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:

  • 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.

  • Since it was established in 2000, the Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM), has produced internationally leading research in the social sciences on themes related to social, economic and political transformation in contemporary cities, with emphasis on the Brazilian case. Headquartered at the University of São Paulo and the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning, CEM contains multidisciplinary group of scholars that includes demographers, political scientists, sociologists, geographers, economists and anthropologists. The CEM is a Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers (RIDCs) supported by FAPESP. 

  • NPOP - Research and Development Center on Live Knowledge, implemented under the Science for Development program and headquartered at USP's Institute of Mathematics and Statistics, develops research and technology for the real-time monitoring of live video, with the aim of providing information for public safety, intelligent transport and epidemiological surveillance.

  • NPOP / NInDA - Nucleus of Data Intelligence for the Management of Cities and Security, constituted within the scope of the Science for Development program, is headquartered at USP's Institute of Science, Mathematics and Computation.

  • NPOP / CCAS / FGV - Center for Science Applied to Security, created within the scope of Science for Development program, is hosted by the São Paulo School of Business Administration of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV).