SDGs4I – Identifying Interactions 4 SDG Implementation in Ireland
- Start Date
- End Date
- Funding body
Environmental Protection Agency
- Research Area
Marine Governance, Climate Change and Adaptation
- Research partner/host
MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, Environmental Research Institute, UCC, Ireland
- Project Partner(s)
International Council for Science
- Principal Investigator
Dr Martin Le Tissier, MaREI, University College Cork, Ireland
- Research Assistant
Hester Whyte, MaREI, University College Cork, Ireland
- Project website
This research project is an 18-month project and focuses on SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals, and specifically 17.14: Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development.
How science and knowledge can inform a robust policy framework for implementation of the SDGs.
The identification of effective implementation strategies needs to be supported by coordinated policies that take into account the multiple relationships existing between the 17 Goals and 169 Targets.
The planned research recognises that SDGs are not a means to their own end, but are a tool to reach ‘The Future we want’ in Ireland, which underpins Agenda 2030 across National to International contexts.
This project is funded under the EPA Research programme 2014-2020. The EPA Research Programme is a Government of Ireland initiative funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action, and Environment.
The project focuses on SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals, and specifically target 17.14: Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development.
Increasing capacities to identify, understand, and manage interactions and interconnections of Sustainable Development Goals and how best can science and knowledge inform a robust policy framework for implementation of the SDGs.
Work Package 1– Review of SDG interactions and analytics
A comprehensive reporting of critical nodes for SDG implementation in Ireland, and the goals and targets that will be most influential in aligning with and delivering on the country’s priorities.
Work Package 3 – Methodology for mapping key interactions across all SDGs
A toolkit for evidence-informed approaches to address the multiple challenges encapsulated by the SDGs. Strengthening of scientific evidence in SDGs implementation including costs, benefits, and spill-over effects of SDGs implementation.
Stronger connections between the national and the international scientific community.
Work Package 4 -Implementation and validation methodology for mapping key interactions across all SDGs
A policy brief and guidance on the implementation of SDGs in Ireland accounting for cross-linkages and interactions between SDG goals and targets.
Work Package 5 – Communication and Dissemination
Improved awareness of the impacts posed by the relationship and interactions between SDG goals and targets with national policy priorities.