A growth-oriented economy often challenges the inclusion of sustainability parameters, and the very elements that promote sustainability can appear incongruous with the perception of economic growth. The successful implementation of SDG8 will rely on culturally sensitive economic policy to ensure that developing countries retain the ability to develop economic systems that align to both the SDGs and cultural norms.
SDG8 - Sustainable Economic Growth and Decent Work for All addresses how sustainability can be included within the present economic framework and highlights the significance of behavioural change and qualitative metrics in the attainment of sustainability. The book delivers a foundation for understanding SDG8, providing the reader with the opportunity to develop a critical analytical perspective with respect to the objectives and attainment of SDG8.
Concise Guides to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals comprises 17 short books, each examining one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The series provides an integrated assessment of the SDGs from economic, legal, social, environmental and cultural perspectives.