Report: What sustainable development goals should Australia aim for?

28 June, 2013  |  Australia  ,  Past Events  ,  Publications  ,  SDG Localisation   

The Monash Sustainability Institute has released a report summarising the outcomes of the workshop “What sustainable development goals should Australia aim for”, which took place in Melbourne on 13–14 May 2013. The workshop brought together senior leaders from government, business, civil society and academia to develop a vision of what a sustainable future means for Australia and for the world. Participants discussed what a sustainable Australia might look like, what sustainable development goals it should aim for, and how Australia could influence the UN process to develop Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that would apply to all countries post 2015.

Report coverThe report summarises the discussions at the workshop and pulls out the key points raised, including the role of Australia in leading the SDGs negotiations, the importance of considering sustainable development in business planning, alternative ways of measuring progress beyond GDP, and the need for follow-up papers on how the SDGs could reflect Australia’s challenges.

Download the report here >