The Government and the University of the Balearic Islands present the Agenda 2030 awards.

Oct 8, 2022 | Current affairs, Featured, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

Garrido recalled the Government’s tool for measuring the degree of compliance with the SDGs, through IBESTAT.

The Government and the University of the Balearic Islands have awarded the 2030 Agenda for Social Transformation and Sustainable Human Development prizes for Doctoral Thesis, Final Degree Project and Final Master’s Degree Project, corresponding to the first term of the fourth edition of these awards.

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The Government and the University of the Balearic

The award winners for their Doctoral Thesis are:

  • Third prize:

Julián García Comendador, PhD in History, Art History and Geography, for “Sediment fingerprinting and hydrosedimentary monitoring as tools for catchment management in Mediterranean environments”.

  • Second Prize

Carme Teresa Alomar Mascaró, PhD in Marine Ecology, for “Plastic litter in seafloor habitats of the Balearic Islands and its implications for marine species”.

  • First Prize

Mónica María Umaña Zamora, PhD in Chemical Science and Technology, for “Bioactive compounds from agri-food waste”.

The students awarded for their Final Degree Project are:

  • Second Prize

Florencia Jensen Garcia, from the degree in Labour Relations, for “El registro de la jornada de trabajo en relación cono el acuerdo parcial del convenio colectivo de las cajas y entidades financieras de ahorro”.

  • First Prize

Martina Rey Dono, from the Biochemistry degree course, for “Evaluation using biomarkers of the impact of hypersaline water from desalination plants on Posidonia oceanica meadows”.

The student awarded for his Master’s Thesis is:

  • First Prize

Andreu Vaquero Vadell, from the Master’s Degree in Chemical Science and Technology, for “Wearable paper biosensors to detect biomarkers in sweat” referring to SDGs 7, 8 and 9.

The awards were presented by the Catalan Minister for the Presidency, Public Function and Equality, Mercedes Garrido, the Director General for Coordination, Relations with Parliament, Rights and Diversity, Miquel Àngel Coll, the Vice-Rector for Strategic Planning, Internationalisation and Cooperation, Dr Marcos Nadal, and the Director of the Office for Development Cooperation and Solidarity, Ruth Escribano.

Garrido thanked the students “for having focused your work on one of the 17 sustainable development goals established in the 2030 Agenda, thus contributing to its promotion and, above all, contributing your knowledge and your answers to the present and future challenges we face as a society”.

The 2030 Agenda is a global agreement adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the 169 targets that derive from them demonstrate the magnitude of this ambitious universal agenda, which aims to ensure the future of the planet and of humanity.

The councillor recalled the Government’s commitment to its application, recalling that “everything related to the Sustainable Development Goals is located in the Ministry of the Presidency, in order to apply them in a cross-cutting manner in all of the Government’s policies”. In addition, Garrido explained that “we have developed a very powerful tool, together with the Institute of Statistics of the Balearic Islands, with a series of very specific indicators for each of the Sustainable Development Goals, so that we can know, scientifically, the exact degree to which the 2030 Agenda is being deployed”.

The University of the Balearic Islands has already opened the second term of the fourth edition of the awards for those who wish to apply for any of the prizes. Entries can be submitted until 24 October.