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About 2030 Compass CoLab

2030 Compass CoLab invites a group of experts, using an online platform, to contribute their perspectives on potential interactions between the goals in the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

By combining the insight of participants who posses broad and diverse knowledge, we hope to develop a richer understanding of how the Sustainable Development Goals may be complementary or conflicting (SDGs)

Compass 2030 CoLab is part of a larger project, The Agenda 2030 Compass Methodology and toolbox for strategic decision making, funded by Vinnova, Sweden's government agency for innovation.

Other elements of the larger project include:

  • Deliberations by a panel of experts who will convene in a series of live meetings to undertake in-depth analysis on interactions between the goals, as well as the targets underlying the goals. The crowdsourcing activity done using Compass 2030 CoLab will inform the work of this SDG expert panel.
  • Input from the crowdsourcing effort and SDG expert panel will feed into a knowledge repository, residing in a new software tool under development as part of the project. This tool will be made available as a resource to guide the decisions of corporate executives, policy makers, and leaders of NGOs.

The overall project was inspired by the work of researchers at the Stockholm Environment Institute, described in Towards systemic and contextual priority setting for implementing the 2030 Agenda, a 2018 paper in Sustainability Science by Nina Weitz, Henrik Carlsen, Måns Nilsson, and Kristian Skånberg.

We plan to credit the contributions of online participants who wish to be acknowledged on the 2030 Compass CoLab web site, in social media posts aand publications about the project, and in the software repository that will provids access to the project's finding to policy makers, executives, and NGO officials.