A Guide to SDG Interactions: from Science to Implementation

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The International Council for Science (ICSU), has released the report 'A Guide to SDG Interactions: from Science to Implementation'.

Released in 2017, the report is authored by D.J. Griggs, M. Nilsson, A. Stevance,

D. McCollum (eds).


"Countries around the world are faced with a significant challenge: How can they reach the 17 SDGs – and 169 targets that sit underneath these goals – by 2030? The SDGs, which were adopted by the international community in 2015, cover a diverse range of issues including gender equity, sustainable cities, access to clean water, and good governance. It is a big, unwieldly, ambitious agenda that – if it is successfully implemented – could set the world on a course toward inclusive, sustainable development.

The report proposes a seven-point scale to quantify these synergies and conflicts. The scale ranges from +3, which applies when one goal or target is very reinforcing of others, to -3, which applies when goals and targets conflict with each other. A score of 0 indicates neutral interaction.

The report includes detailed analysis of four SDGs and their interactions with other goals:

SDG2: Zero Hunger
SDG3: Good Health and Well-being
SDG7: Affordable and Clean Energy
SDG14: Life below Water"

For more information: https://www.icsu.org/publications/a-guide-to-sdg-interactions-from-science-to-implementation