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

Event: 2023 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) Side Event "Reviving the Decade of Action: Exploring Interlinkages and Partnerships in Water, Energy, Sustainable Production and Cities"
Date: 12 July 2023
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This presentation emphasises the importance and ways of harnessing the SDG synergies in the post-pandemic recovery to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs related to water, energy, sustainable infrastructure, industrial development, and sustainable cities. Understanding the interlinkages between the SDGs is crucial for taking an integrated approach. IGES developed a methodology and an online tool for analysing and visualising the SDG interlinkages between the targets and among the goals. The free online tool (https://sdginterlinkages.iges.jp/visualisationtool.html) has been widely accessed from more than 190 countries and used in many scientific works. Linkages of SDG 6, 7, 9, and 11 among themselves and with other goals are examined, highlighting important positive and negative connections. The analysis results offer two directions for SDG acceleration: harnessing synergies for effective resource utilszation and managing trade-offs to minimise offsets and development challenges.