A graphic depicting the 17 UN sustainable development goals

How SIFO works towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Take a look at some of SIFO's projects targeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Goal 1: No Poverty

Reference Budget for Consumer Expenditures

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Families and Food in Hard Times (European Research Council ERC, 2014-2017). The study looks into what young people and their families eat in Portugal, the UK and Norway, and how they manage in difficult economic times. 

SEGURA – Food for Security: Evidence from Cauca, Colombia (Research Council of Norway 2020-2023)

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-being

DEDIPAC KH - Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity knowledge hub (JPI - A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life, 2013-2016)

PEN - Effectiveness of existing policies for lifestyle interventions - Policy Evaluation Network (H2020 JPI - A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life – SIFO partner, 2019-2022)

SafeConsume (EU Horizon 2020, 2017-2023). The objective of SafeConsume is to reduce health burden from foodborne illnesses. SIFO is partner. 

WellDebt: Debt problems, illhealth and labour market marginalisation (Research Council of Norway 2020-2024)

Goal 5: Gender Equality

Cute girl and tough boys:  A literature review of children as consumers in a gendered marketplace. SIFO Report No.1-2019

Photoshop, fillers and false ideals? A study about body, gender and social media marketing among teenagers. SIFO Report No 3-2019

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

NATCONSUMERS - NATural Language Energy for Promoting CONSUMER Sustainable Behaviour (EU H2020 – LCE, 2015-2017). The project aims to define different types of energy consumers in the EU and design tailored actions that will lead them to use less energy.

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Core research area Market based welfare, focusing on financialization processes, consumer debt and non-state procurement of welfare services.

Reference Budget for Consumer Expenditures

Assessing the Levels of Financial Capability and Financial Well-being in Norway. A summary report. SIFO Report 19-2018 (oda.oslomet.no)

Assessing the Levels of Financial Capability and Financial Well-being in Ireland. A report to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), Ireland (Report, 2018)

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

KRUS (BIONÆR, The Research Council of Norway, 2015-2019). Enhancing local value chains in Norway, or Green growth in white gold through locally based value chains.

FoodLessons: Culinary Heritage as a Resource in Developing "Food Nation Norway 2030". Research Council of Norway 2021-2024

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Inclusive Consumption – SIFO priority area 2016-2019. Resulted among others in the open access book Inclusive Consumption - Immigrants' Access to and Use of Public and Private Goods and Services (idunn.no).

Food2Gather – Exploring foodscapes as public places for integration (EU – Humanities in the European Reserach Area Network 2019-2021)

Practices and policies of belonging among minority and majority children of low-income families (BELONG). Research Council of Norway 2021-2025.

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

FUSILLI – Fostering the Urban Food System Transformation through Innovative Living Labs Implementation. Horizon 2020

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Sustainable consumption – SIFO core area of research

Indicators of consumption trends in Norway – Implications for sustainability. SIFO describe the development of consumption in Norway and evaluate the effect of that on the sustainability of the community, with an emphasis on climate and environment.

Consumer scoreboard. European commission (2011-2025)

Plateforms – Sustainable Food Platforms: Enabling sustainable food practices through socio-technical innovation (EU H2020 – ERA-net SUSFOOD2, 2018-2021)

Strength2food – Strengthening European Food Chain Sustainability by Quality and Procurement Policy (EU H2020 – Sustainable Food Security, 2016-2021)

Organic-PLUS – Pathways to phase out contentious inputs from organic agriculture in Europe (EU H2020-SFS, 2018-2022)

FoodProFuture (BIONÆR, Research Council of Norway 2017-2021)

LASTING: Sustainable prosperity through product durability (Research Council of Norway 2020-2023)

FOOdIVERSE: Diversifying sustainable and organic food systems. SUSFOOD2 and CORE Organic Cofunds (ERA-net) 2020-2023

IMAGINE – Contested Futures of Sustainability (Research Council of Norway 2021-2024)

Goal 13: Climate Action

Integrated part of the core research area Sustainable Consumption.

Goal 14: Life Below Water

Microplastic pollution from textiles: A literature review. SIFO Report 1-2018 (oda.oslomet.no)

REDUCE – Rethinking Everyday Plastics. (Research Council of Norway 2021-2025)

Goal 15: Life on Land

WOOLUME –  Polish sheep wool for improved resource utilisation and value creation (2020-2024)

Amazing Grazing (Research Council of Norway 2021-2025)

Wasted Textiles (Research Council of Norway 2021-2025)

Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

HOMERISK – Risk management strategies. When households face collapsing electricity and digital infrastructure (SAMRISK, Research Council of Norway 2014-2018)

RELINK – Relinking the weak link in the digital chain (IKT PLUSS, Research Council of Norway 2019-2023)