Book Launch: “Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Global Governance Challenges”

April 30, 2019

Warm congratulations to all the faculty, students, graduates, postdoctoral fellows and BSIA fellows who contributed their expertise to the first collaborative Balsillie School publication! Published by Routledge as part of its Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development series, “Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Global Governance Challenges” features contributions from 18 members of our BSIA community, who authored chapters, provided the foreword and/or were editors. This collaborative effort draws on the expertise of our community to both locate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a contribution to the development of global government and to examine the political-institutional and financial challenges posed by the SDGs.

The book begins by focusing on individual SDGs, briefly examining their background and evaluating the opportunities and challenges (particularly governance challenges) to their realization, as well as discussing how the various SDGs are inter-related. The book goes on to address the broader issues of achieving the goals, examining the novel financing mechanisms required, the trade-offs involved (particularly between the urgent climate agenda and the social/economic goals), and the institutional arrangements designed to enable the achievement of the goals. It also offers a critical perspective on the enterprise as a whole.

This book will be of great interest to scholars and students of international affairs, development studies and sustainable development, as well as those engaged in policymaking nationally, internationally and those working in NGOs.

Contributors to this book include:

Editors: Simon DalbySusan HortonRianne Mahon and Diana Thomaz

Foreword: John Ravenhill

Chapter contributions:

1. “Global Governance Challenges in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Introduction” Simon Dalby, Susan Horton, and Rianne Mahon

2. “Food System Lessons from the SDGs” Alison Blay-Palmer and Laine Young

3. “From MDGs to SDGs: Health Slips in Global Priorities” Alan Whiteside

4. “Gender Equality from the MDGs to the SDGs: The Struggle Continues” Sara Rose Taylor (BSIA PhD graduate) and Rianne Mahon

5. “Gender, Labour Migration Governance, and the SDGs: Lessons from the Case of Nepal” Hari KC and Jenna L. Hennebry

6. “The Problem with International Migration and Sustainable Development” Jonathan Crush

7. “SDGs and Climate Change Adaptation in Asian Megacities: Synergies and Opportunities for Transformation” Idowu Ajibade (former BSIA postdoc) and Michael Egge

8. “Climate Change, Security, and Sustainability” Simon Dalby

9. “Development as a Determinant of Climate Risk and Policy Challenge” Vanessa Schweizer

10. “Religion and the Sustainable Development Goals” Paul Freston

11. “The Ecological Limits of the Sustainable Development Goals” Stephen Quilley and Kaitlin Kish

12. “Development as Usual: Ethical Reflections on the SDGs” Seyed Ali Hosseini

13. “Financing the Sustainable Development Goals: Beyond Official Development Assistance” Susan Horton

14. “Sustainable Finance and the SDGs: The Role of the Banking Sector” Olaf Weber

15. “Global Governance and the Sustainable Development Goals” Alexandra R. Harrington

To learn more about the book, or to purchase a copy, please visit the CRC press website.

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