in: OECD (ed.), Policy coherence for sustainable development 2018: towards sustainable and resilient societies, Paris: OECD Publ., 213-215
The 2030 Agenda lays out a unique vision for the future of humanity. Its central challenge lies in combining climate change mitigation and environmental protection with social and economic development to ensure human prosperity. Finding this balance requires fundamental change in the substance and implementation of public policy, but equally so for the process through which such policies are determined. The inclusion of a dedicated target for promoting policy coherence for sustainable development (PCSD) in the 17 SDGs emphasizes the need for shaping integrated approaches to promoting global sustainable development. Doing so involves synergies and trade-offs, with dialogue at an early stage across policy areas being essential, as well as adequate assessment of the potential impact of various policy options.