This project investigates how contemporary public policy and management research and practice shapes environmental governance, and with what effects. In recent decades public sector agencies and processes have been the focus of concerted reform, but it is not clear that state capacity to promote sustainable development has improved. In this context, this project aims to enhance social scientific understandings of state-level policy and governance frameworks and their potential for transforming governance in ways that are more ecologically sustainable and socially just.
Project timeline: 2018-2022
Key contributors: Brian Coffey
This project addresses the following Sustainable Development Goals and Targets:
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Target 12.2 By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
Target 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development
Target 17.14 Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development
Target 17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries, in particular developing countries.