The radical socio-ecological transformation envisioned under the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires anticipating and managing trade-offs, and the diplomatic cadre will have a significant role to play in maximising synergies, mitigating adverse knock-on consequences and developing strategies for mutual benefit. In their essay for „Driving Transformative Change: Foreign Affairs and the 2030 Agenda“ Clare Church, Alec Crawford and Stella Schaller examine unintended impacts of the SDG process and show how spill-over effects can be managed.
adelphi's volume "Driving Transformative Change:Foreign Affairs and the 2030 Agenda", comprised by 6 provocative essays, explores what contributions foreign policy can make on the road to achieving sustainable ways of life and provide guidance by pointing out entry points, priorities and trade-offs. They aim to inspire actors around the world to work together to initiate and boost the necessary changes and keep winning over new like-minded partners.
More essays from the series
- Leadership for the SDGs: Why foreign policy must recharge multilateral cooperation now
- Beware the politics: Leveraging Foreign Policy for SDG Implementation
- Beyond 16: The SDGs and the opportunity to build a more peaceful world
- Worth Every Cent: Smarter Approaches to Addressing Fragility
- Beyond Rhetoric: Why Foreign Policy Needs to Foster Private Sector SDG Implementation