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Cross-border collaboration for the UN SDG's : Australia and Latin America lessons on sustainability

22 Oct 2020 12:34 PM | Anonymous

  • Cross-border collaboration for the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda: Australia and Latin America lessons on sustainability

    Policy Brief

    Project Lead: Isabel B. Franco and John Mangan

    Research Assistant Team: Tahlia Smith, Daniel Nieto and Dayana Jimenez

    Advisory Team: Jessica Gallagher, Marcelo Salas and Rachael Kelly 

    The University of Queensland

    Australia-Latin America Business Council (ALABC)

    Industry Partners: Orica, Embassy of Peru, BHP Foundation, South Pole, MMG, Geovia Dassault Systemes, CSIRO and Santos


    With the year 2020 drawing to a close, the achievement of the United Nations (UN) 2030 agenda is now more critical than ever. However, the only way to achieve this goal is by promoting greater international cooperation and collaboration related explicitly to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined in the agenda (Babier, 2018; Franco et al; 2018 UN, 2018;). While Australia and Latin America (LATAM) are on distinct sides of the globe, continents away from each other, the partnership and knowledge sharing between these two regions in areas of sustainability create cross-border learnings that have a positive impact on both regions as well as the world as a whole. While the achievement of all SGDs is essential in order to achieve a sustainable future for all, this policy brief will focus on the following three SDGs which have a particularly strong link between industry and sustainability:

  • SDG 9-"Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation, and foster innovation."
  • SDG 12- "Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns."
  • SDG 17- "Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development".

Read full article here: Policy Brief October 2020 UQ -ALABC (1).pdf

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