Environmental Sustainability as the Foundation for Economic Sustainability: Interpreting Environment and Economy in the SDGs

Event: International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference (ISDRS)
Date: 15 July 2021, Mid-Sweden University
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- The concept of "tradeoff" between environment and economy is based on analysis of past trends.

- Environment is the foundation of the economy.

- SDGs show the way to a sustainable economy based on environmental sustainability. Tradeoffs should be resolved.

- SDGs call for an integrated approach; SDGs integrate environmental, economic, and social dimensions.

- The SDG paradigm: human well being provided by an environmentally sound economy with decent work.

- To gain political support for sustainable development, we need to show how environmental sustainability can create jobs.