SDG 8

 

 

Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Targets to be of relevance for Austria in the context of meetPASS:
8.1 Sustain per capita economic growth in accordance with national circumstances and, in particular, at least 7 per cent gross domestic product growth per annum in the least developed countries
8.2 Achieve higher levels of economic productivity through diversification, technological upgrading and innovation, including through a focus on high-value added and labour-intensive sectors
8.3 Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
8.4 Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, with developed countries taking the lead
8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
8.9 By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products

Integrating climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning (SDG 13.2) could affect the achievment of SDG 8 or vice versa.
Possible relationships between these two SDGs are given below.
Please read each suggested relationship/claim/hypothesis and indicate your assessment of them.

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The internalisation of external costs reduces GHG emissions and environmental degradation.
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Investments in innovation are necessary to ensure that economic growth does not create further environmental degradation.
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Economic diversifications can increase the resilience and capacity of local, regional and national economies by reducing the dependence on single resources.
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Investment into eco-innovation can increase economic productivity and reduce GHG emissions.
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Climate change measures steering innovation and production patterns, can impact the labour market and increase GDP.
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The increased focus towards recycling and circular economies can provide employment in new and growing sectors.
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A push towards a circular economy can spur innovation into alternative, more climate-friendly technologies.
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Climate mitigation measures may increase employment in repair businesses, but decrease jobs in polluting fabrication.
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Climate change mitigation enables decoupling of economic growth from environmental degradation
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