GLOBALGOALS offers the first and most comprehensive data compilation, network mapping and comparative institutional analysis of the evolution, effectiveness and future prospects of 'global governance through goals' as a central novel steering mechanism in world politics.


Our SDG Impact Assessment brought together 61 scholars to assess whether the SDGs facilitated a transition towards a more just and sustainable society.
In the GLOBALGOALS Webinar Series, the lead authors gather to present and discuss some of the key insights of the six assessment areas.

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The GLOBALGOALS project team is a vibrant international group of researchers based at Utrecht University, investigating the Sustainable Development Goals as novel governance interventions from varied perspectives. The group works with a global network of affiliated researchers and partner institutions.

Meet the Team

Prof. Frank Biermann

Principal Investigator

Prof Frank Biermann is a research professor of global sustainability governance with the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.