SEI and the 2030 Agenda

SEI Executive Director Johan Kuylenstierna on why the SDGs matter




NDC-SDG Connections, the new online tool that maps links and synergies between national climate plans and the SDGs, launched at COP23. Read more.

A new blog by Annie Sturesson talks about the forthcoming SEI-UNDP pilot project with the Government of Sri Lanka on mapping SDG interactions for implementation policy.

Read about the recent IRF retreat on SDG implementation for Latin American policy-makers.

New journal paper explains new system approach for mapping complex SDG interactions.


The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals are the outcome of an unprecedented process of international cooperation and consultation. They reflect a new international consensus that economic, social and environmental developments are inextricably linked and interdependent.

The 2030 Agenda marks a sea change in how the international community approaches common challenges. Most notably, it voices the clear recognition by all UN member states – rich and poor, developed and developing – that we need to effect a transformation in the way we interact with our planet and with each other, in the next 15 years. And crucially, it demands change from the rich, developed countries: not just in how they give, but in how they live.

SEI has supported the development of Agenda 2030 ever since the Rio+20 conference in 2012.


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