An interview with Professor Beata Grobelna, the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry, at the University of Gdańsk

Both the University of Gdańsk and university teachers from the Faculty of Chemistry have an important role to play in sharing knowledge and engaging in local and international outreach. Our actions aim at raising awareness of, and communicating knowledge about, issues related to multidimensional impacts on the environment and society. Reliable, science-based and comprehensible information is provided to children, young people, and adults with already established opinions.


An interview with Dr Grażyna Chaberek, Deputy Director of the Institute of Social and Economic Geography and Spatial Management of the University of Gdańsk

One way of changing our thinking is focusing on the value of relation and integration. Future cities should be for people, not cars. My research results demonstrate that one of the major problems of contemporary cities is an excessive number of cars, which affects safety, environmental quality, and life quality in the sense that we spend a lot of time getting from one place to another. This, in turn, has a detrimental impact on mental health and household budgets.


Sustainable development is a development concept that responds to technological progress, the ecological crisis and green ideas of the second half of the 1960s. Its most well-known definition was formulated by the United Nations World Commission for Environment and Development in 1987. According to this, sustainable development is “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. As a goal of global politics, the concept of sustainable development was adopted by almost all countries of the world during the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 in the form of Agenda 21. In 2015, UN member states unanimously adopted the currently binding and implemented resolution Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was defined as the World Development Strategy until 2030. It contains 17 Sustainable Development Goals to which 169 tasks are assigned. They include measures to reduce poverty, ensure access to education, food and clean water, equal opportunities, to promote human rights, peace and stability in the world, protect the natural environment and mitigate climate change, as well as enable access to sustainable energy sources.

Sustainable Development Goals (un.org.pl)

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