Voluntary sustainability standards and the Sustainable Development Goals

Brandi, Clara
External Publications (2022)

in: United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS) (Hrsg.), Voluntary Sustainability Standards (VSS), Sustainability Agenda and Developing Countries: Opportunities and Challenges, Geneva: UNFSS, 15

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The report discusses the role of VSS in advancing the sustainability agenda in developing countries and assesses the opportunities and challenges associated with VSS uptake in those countries. The report thus examines the opportunities VSS offer for developing countries, and their role in advancing the environmental, social, and economic sustainability agenda in those countries. The report also presents the challenges that developing countries face regarding VSS uptake and use; based on the above, the report distills policy implications that could provide guidance to researchers and policymakers.

About the author

Brandi, Clara

Economy and Political Science


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