PEER Research on Sustainable Development Goals: Tackling and managing risks with SDGs
The project is based on extensive ongoing and planned research that (1) addresses the possibilities and limitations of evaluating and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); (2) and their possible risks (unintended side effects and trade-offs, especially with regard to environmental impacts). The project also examines the potential contributions of science to the implementation of the SDGs by analysing different methods of capturing the SDGs through indicators of their scientific quality, including methods of estimating potential risks and standardisation procedures SDG implementation and its risks. It also examines how SDG indicators are integrated into sustainability strategies at national and European level and what influence forms of institutional embedding / policy integration have on the implementation of the SDGs. In order to capture and compare both the scientific quality of the SDG indicators and their political feasibility, TB6 cooperates closely with other TBs (blue and green) and with other research institutes within the PEER initiative (SYKE, Fin / Irstea, F; WUR, NL).