Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in an Integrated and Coherent Way
This new report by Stakeholder Forum, Bioregional and Newcastle University and funded by the Government of Finland sheds light for policymakers and stakeholders on how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be implemented in a universal and integrated way. Following from Stakeholder Forum’s earlier Universality report, this research piece narrows its focus on SDG 12, Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), and its related policies within the EU context.
The study first explores the interlinkages between the SCP targets and other SDG targets using a novel methodology, which reveals the level of integration of SCP with the rest of the SDGs, and demonstrates how a more integrated and coherent SDG agenda can be achieved. The report then analyses the extent to which EU legislation and policy currently deals with the SCP Goal, and identifies opportunities for policymakers to extend this coverage.
The policy recommendations made throughout the piece are vital for facilitating the application of an integrated and universal sustainable development agenda. Further, the pioneering methodology can be applied to any other SDG, including the entire framework, by anyone seeking to develop a more sophisticated policy design. – Stakeholders Forum