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The 2021 Gothenburg International Research Conference on Sustainable Development Goal 8

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The 2021 Gothenburg International Research Conference on Sustainable Development Goal 8

26-27 August 2021 - topics related to SDG8 such as sustainable & inclusive economic growth, employment & decent work for all, and more were discussed

The 2021 Gothenburg International Research Conference on Sustainable Development Goal 8 took place in a blended form (physically and virtually) 26‐27 August. International and Swedish researchers gathered to discuss Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8 in the 2030 Agenda.

The conference was hosted by the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg and co‐organised by the Environment for Development Initiative (EfD), the department of Sociology and Work Science at the Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Public Health and Community Medicine at Sahlgrenska Academy, and Global Sustainable Futures at the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV. The University of Gothenburg also leads the work on SDG 8 in the IAU HESD Cluster.

At the beginning of this year, a number of thematic reviews and discussion papers were initiated – each one pointing at research that is directly linked to one specific target within SDG 8, and in particular research focused on issues that can contribute to the attainment of the target. These papers will form the basis for research and policy interaction as well as collaboration with other stakeholders. The Gothenburg International Research Conference on Sustainable Development Goal 8 at the School of Business, Economics and Law, in August 2021 is the main forum for disseminating the results.

These are the key note speakers of the conference :

-Pam Fredman, President of the International Association of Universities (IAU)
-Alemu Mekonnen, Dean at the Department of Economics, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
-Chantal Line Carpentier, Chief at United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTD)
-Johannes Siergrist, Senior Professor of Work Stress Research, University of Düsseldorf
-Steven Stone, Chief Resources and Markets Branch at United Nationals Environment Program (UNEP)

Link to see the program and recording (to be added soon) : https://loom.ly/DepR1Og

Detailed programme here (pdf) : https://www.iau-hesd.net/sites/default/files/documents/sdg8-conference-a...

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goal : Decent work & economic growth
Associated organization(s) : 
International Association of Universities (IAU)
Associated university(ies) : 
University of Gothenburg
06/24/2021