HLPF 2023 Side Event

Reviving the Decade of Action: exploring interlinkages and partnerships in water, energy, sustainable production and cities

12 July 2023, 13:00 to 14:30 New York Time

This event examined the COVID-19 impact across Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the integrated, indivisible and interlinked nature of the goals. The pandemic has particularly emphasized the interlinkages (synergies and trade-offs) between various SDGs, particularly water (SDG 6), energy (SDG 7), industry (SDG 9), sustainable cities (SDG 11) and partnership (SDG 17). These SDGs are deeply interconnected with other SDGs. Through identifying strong synergies and trade-offers across goals and related targets, countries can design integrated, coherent policies and prioritize the allocation of scarce resources to build back from the pandemic while advancing the implementation of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The event investigated interlinkages at the thematic, regional and country level to discuss examples of possible applications, implications, and best practices.

Speakers include global experts on SDG interlinkages from academia, international organisations and governments:

Event Details

12 July 2023, 13:00 to 14:30 New York Time

Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations, One Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, 885 Second Avenue, 46th floor, New York, NY 10017

Center for Sustainability Research
Stockholm School of Economics
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Presentation Materials



Re-building SDGs through the post-COVID years

Ranjula Bali Swain

SIR, Stockholm School of Economics and Professor, Department of Economics, Södertörn University


Pursuing SDGs in a world facing cascading crises

Yongyi Min

Chief, SDG Monitoring section, UN-DESA


Sweden’s SDG progress in the post-COVID-19 era

Måns Fellesson

Coordinator Agenda 2030 and Financing for Development (FfD) and Division for Multilateral Development Banks, Sustainability and Climate, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Government of Sweden


Harnessing SDG Synergies in Post-pandemicRecovery to Accelerate Achievement of SDGs 6, 7, 9 and 11

Xin Zhou

Research Leader, Integrated Sustainability Centre, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

Mustafa Moinuddin,

Deputy Director, Integrated Sustainability Centre, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan


Sustainable production and the global textile value chain

Susanne Sweet

Associate Professor, Stockholm School of Economics


Challenges and Opportunities for SDGs Acceleration in Indonesia: Integrated Strategies and Implementation at the National and Local Levels

Vivi Yulaswati

Senior Advisor to Minister of National Development Planning, BAPPENAS (Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning), Indonesia. [TO BE CONFIRMED]


Event Report

Event Summary (PDF 774KB)