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SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions

Compassion and a strong moral compass is essential to every democratic society.

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Yet, persecution, injustice and abuse still run rampant and are tearing at the very fabric of civilization. Goal 16 ensures that we tackle abuse, organized crime, corruption and violence through strong institutions and global standards of justice.

SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
SDG 16 Lead Images 2022

York Research Chair in Environmental Law & Justice in the Green Economy

Pictured here: Dayna Scott

Professor Dayna Nadine Scott of Osgoode Hall Law School was appointed as York University’s Research Chair in Environmental Law & Justice in the Green Economy in 2018. Scott, who is cross-appointed to the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, is a co-Director of Osgoode’s Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinic and a co-coordinator of the joint MES/JD program. Scott’s research interests focus on contestation over extraction, the distribution of pollution burdens affecting marginalized communities and vulnerable populations, and the justice dimensions of the transition to a greener economy. She is currently co-Principal Investigator for a SSHRC-funded project that is pursuing research oriented towards how the “just transition” to sustainable economies can be imagined and infrastructured to restore Indigenous jurisdiction, laws and governance systems.






of publications
co-authored with
international collaborators


years providing free education in the global south for refugees

Home to Centre for
Bee Ecology, Evolution and Conservation


programs relevant
or related to SDG 15


degree scholarship programs for students who are SDG leaders or global Changemakers


scholarships or awards to pursue SDG-relevant collaborative learning opportunities with overseas partners


Canada Research Chairs engaged in SDG 16-related research


graduates who have received free access to degree and micro-credential programs between 2013-21 were refugees in East Africa

Major Scholarships for Students who are SDG-Leaders/Global Changemakers:
President’s International
Scholarship of Excellence
Global Leader of Tomorrow
Award for International Students
Tentanda Via Scholarship
Graduate Fellowship for

*Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER project) a consortium of Canadian and Kenyan universities and NGOs.


Support for decolonization
Black alumnus cites mother as role model