A rapid assessment of co-benefits and trade-offs among Sustainable Development Goals
Singh, Gerald G., Andrés M. Cisneros-Montemayor, Wilf Swartz, William Cheung, J. Adam Guy, Tiff-Annie Kenny, Chris J. McOwen, et al.
Singh, Gerald G., Andrés M. Cisneros-Montemayor, Wilf Swartz, William Cheung, J. Adam Guy, Tiff-Annie Kenny, Chris J. McOwen, et al. “A Rapid Assessment of Co-Benefits and Trade-Offs among Sustainable Development Goals.” Marine Policy 93 (July 2018): 223–31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2017.05.030.
This paper presents a framework that integrates existing knowledge from literature and expert opinions to rapidly assess the relationships between one SDG goal and another. Specifically, given the important role of the oceans in the world's social-ecological systems, this study focuses on how SDG 14 (Life Below Water), and the targets within that goal, contributes to other SDG goals. This framework differentiates relationships based on compatibility (co-benefit, trade-off, neutral), the optional nature of achieving one goal in attaining another, and whether these relationships are context dependent. The results from applying this framework indicate that oceans SDG targets are related to all other SDG goals, with two ocean targets (of seven in total) most related across all other SDG goals