"Extending the Boundaries of Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development: Engaging Business and Civil Society" – CAST article in Solutions – University of Copenhagen

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03 May 2017

"Extending the Boundaries of Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development: Engaging Business and Civil Society" – CAST article in Solutions

Article "Extending the Boundaries of Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development: Engaging Business and Civil Society" (Vol. 8, No. 3, 2017) by Associate Professor Karen Lund Petersen (CAST) and Lars Fogh Mortensen published in Solutions.

Summary:
In the context of the UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as in the academic literature and debate, ‘policy coherence for sustainable development’ is addressed as a question of implementing and improving national policies, with the nation state(s) being constituted as the primary actor responsible for policy coherence. Global business and civil society groups and networks are mentioned, but their independent production of sustainable policies across national borders is not sufficiently recognized. Business and civil society are critical to sustainable development policy coherence, and ultimately to meeting the 17 SDGs.

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