Five spearheads for sustainable development
Realisation of the UN’s Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development requires both universality (working to achieve all goals everywhere) and strategic ability (selection and phasing of focus areas). Since all the 17 Agenda 2030 goals are interlinked, some key clusters of goals need to be identified in order to tackle the complex whole. The Finnish Government has been drafting a national implementation plan for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development throughout 2016. The Expert Panel on Sustainable Development proposes five key focus areas as spearheads for the plan. They are based on the decoupling of economic growth from both environmental hazards and perceived well-being.