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Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
Author:
Fabrice
Renaud
Brian
Barrett
Jiren
Xu
Qiuhua
Liang
Jiaheng
Zhao
Xilin
Xia
Lee
Bosher
Suiliang
Huang
Trevor
Hoey

While the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are broadly framed with 17 goals, the goals and their targets inherently
connect with each other forming a complex system. Actions supporting one goal may influence progress in other goals,
either positively (synergies) or negatively (trade-offs). Effective managing the synergies and trade-offs is a...

Discussion Paper
Author:
Zuzy
Anna
Ben
Satriatna

Integrating climate actions and the SDGs poses some major governance-related challenges, in the forms of horizontal integration across different governmental agencies and vertical interactions among different levels of administrative decision making, while at the same time ensuring effective participation of relevant stakeholders in the...

Policy Report
Author:

The Global Compact Network Japan (GCNJ) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) launched a report "SDGs and Business to Overcome the COVID-19 Pandemic: Actions by Companies and Organisations in Japan", showing the latest survey results on the actual status of Japanese companies' efforts regarding the SDGs.

This report, now...

Policy Report

This report is the third compilation report on policies and measures with regards to marine plastics litter taken / to be taken by the participating countries, regions and organizations. This comprehensive report was produced under the responsibility of the Ministry of Ecological Transition, Government of Italy, with the support of the Ministry of...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Urban Sustainability
Author:
Marcin
Jarzebski
Thomas
Elmqvist
Alexandros
Gasparatos
Kensuke
Fukushi
Sofia
Eckersten
Dagmar
Haase
Julie
Goodness9
Sara
Khoshkar
Töres
Theorell
Nannan
Dong
Fumiko
Kasuga
Ryugo
Watanabe
Giles
Sioen
Makoto
Yokohari
Jian
Pu

Population ageing and shrinking are demographic phenomena with far-reaching implications for sustainability in the current context of extensive and rapid urbanization. This Perspective rationalizes their interface by (a) identifying the challenges and opportunities that ageing and shrinking urban populations will have for implementing the...

Book Chapter
In Scenarios of Environmental Resilience and Transformation in Times of Climate Change: Effects and Lessons from the COVID-19

Five years after the SDGs were adopted and just when the United Nations called for realising the Decade of Action, the COVID-19 pandemic halted the progress of the SDGs and even reversed some of the achievements that the world made over years. With most countries struggling to overcome the pandemic and revive the economy, losing the focus on the...

Book
Editor:
Maiko
Nishi
Suneetha
M. Subramanian
Himangana
Gupta
Madoka
Yoshino

This open access book is a compilation of case studies that provide useful knowledge and lessons that derive from on-the-ground activities and contribute to policy recommendations, focusing on the relevance of social-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) to “transformative change.” The concept of “transformative change” has been...

Book Chapter
In Water, Climate Change, and Sustainability
Author:
Vishnu Prasad
Pandey
Sangam
Shrestha
David
Wiberg

Various drivers such as population growth, land use/cover change, unsustainable consumption pattern, and climate change are putting pressure on limited resources available within our planetary boundaries, thus, raising concerns on their sustainability. Coordinated actions at levels ranging from global to local are required to ensure sustainability...

Policy Report

This report is the second compilation report on policies and measures with regards to marine plastics litter taken / to be taken by the participating countries, regions and organizations. This comprehensive report was produced under the responsibility of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with the support...

Discussion Paper

Learning from cultural traditions and philosophies could help place countries in Asia on more sustainable development paths. This paper argues why and outlines how countries in Asia should collaborate in pooling and promoting good practices grounded in indigenous knowledge and philosophies to mainstream sustainability at the local, national...